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Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for talking down the UK's broadband capabilities.

The Labour leader recently stated that the UK has the slowest and most expensive broadband in the OECD.

However, the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) has hit back and said Mr Corbyn is wrong to suggest broadband in Britain compares badly with other nations.

James Blessing, Chair of the ISPA, commented: "The OECD data clearly demonstrates that UK broadband penetration rates, prices and speeds rank highly among developed countries."

He also pointed out that these figures have not yet taken into account "significant investments" from ISPA members that are using a range of technologies to deliver superfast connectivity.

This comes shortly after Mr Corbyn committed to placing a guarantee of access to high-speed broadband in a digital bill of rights, should Labour win the next general election.

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