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Published: 29th Nov 2012

The current targets set for the roll out of rural broadband across the UK could prove to be challenging, broadband minister Ed Vaizey has admitted.

Speaking with MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Vaizey said that his department was "running as fast as we can", but stressed that bringing it forward any further would be impossible.

He added that some delays have been caused by the long and "frustrating" wait for approval from Brussels, reports the Register.

However, the technology website claimed a source has suggested the UK government - rather than the EU - was behind the long wait for official sanctioning of the rural broadband project.

For those in isolated areas looking for superfast connections, Tooway broadband could be a more suitable option than waiting for infrastructure to be created for FTTP.

Dave Thompson, the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, recently praised the speed offered by Avonline broadband in the remote part of Scotland.

Posted by Justin McKenzie