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The UK needs to set ambitious targets for the deployment of super-fast broadband, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has said.

He claimed that Britain - having doubled its fibre coverage over the last four years - now has the most extensive super-fast networks of any major European nation.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Mr Javid said the UK's broadband programme is "reaching every corner of our country".

"We know that the internet superhighway is every bit as important as our motorways and our railways," he stated.

"So we’re investing almost £1 billion of central government money to take super-fast broadband to 95 per cent of the country by 2017."

However, Mr Javid told party members that the UK cannot settle for having better broadband coverage than France and Germany.

"We need to compete with the likes of Japan and South Korea," he claimed.

The Culture Secretary said Britain is making progress on connectivity, but there is still more to do if it wants to be considered a world leader.

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