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The new Digital Minister has affirmed his commitment to improving broadband coverage across the UK.

According to Matthew Hancock, delivering broadband across the country is "critical".

Indeed, he noted that broadband coverage is one of the issues that people are most likely to contact him about in his capacity as local MP.

Mr Hancock said this has helped him realise "just how important it is" to communities across the country.

As a result, he wants to honour existing government commitments to boost access to high-speed connectivity nationwide.

"At the moment, 88 per cent get access to superfast broadband - that’s at least 24Mbps," he commented.

"We’ve got a commitment to get that up to 95 per cent by the end of the year and universal coverage to every premises by 2020. We’re going to be making that law in the coming months."

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