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Government ministers have met with stakeholders in the broadband industry to push for greater investment in full-fibre.

At present, only three per cent of premises in the UK can connect to a full-fibre line.

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and Ofcom head Sharon White have therefore met with representatives of Openreach, BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Sky to find out why more is not being done to boost full-fibre coverage.

Fibre specialists Hyperoptic and CityFibre also attended the meeting, along with several other smaller broadband providers, the Financial Times reports.

Sources told the newspaper that the meeting had a "positive tone", with BT and Openreach not being put under too much pressure to speed up the replacement of its copper network.

This comes shortly after Digital Minister Matt Hancock said three per cent full-fibre coverage in the UK "will not stand".

"We will strain every sinew to get it rolled out in Britain," he added.

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