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An influential group of MPs is expected to voice its concerns about the future of broadband in Britain when it publishes its report on the Communications White Paper.

El Reg has learnt that MPs will highlight problems with the roll-out of broadband, it's apparent lack of availability across the country, the high price of the service and bandwidth constraints.

It's not known whether the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee will specifically target BT for its role in broadband provision in the UK.

However, any concerns raised by the committee would make uncomfortable reading for the Minister for Textiles and part-time E-Minister, Patricia Hewitt.

The Government believes the roll-out of broadband in Britain is progressing just swimmingly - a position which could be at odds with the select committee.

The committee is expected to release its report in a fortnight. ®

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