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The Welsh Government has clarified its target for the nationwide rollout of super-fast broadband.

Following criticism over a lack of clear adoption goals for Wales, a spokesperson said 96 per cent of homes and businesses should have access to super-fast connectivity by 2016.

The Welsh Government representative told an Ofcom briefing that this is the equivalent of around 700,000 premises, reports Wales Online.

"Our aim is to provide the information to allow consumers to make an informed decision about fast fibre broadband," the spokesperson stated.

"Marketing is focused on those areas able to receive fibre and, as the roll-out continues and the message of the many benefits of fast fibre broadband continues to spread, the take-up figures will rise."

Fibre broadband is being deployed in the Welsh countryside as part of the public/private Superfast Cymru programme, which is being part-funded by BT.

The Welsh Government rep said the scheme is progressing "very well" and adoption rates so far have reached expected levels.

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