New businesses are shunning Wales because of its poor broadband quality, according to a group of MPs
The Welsh Affairs Committee also says the gap between Wales and England on the availability of broadband is widening.
It highlights so-called 'notspots' and 'slowspots' in rural areas, where broadband is slow or unobtainable. These - the committee says - are a deterrent to businesses considering to locate themselves in these areas.
- A 'notspot' is defined as providing a download speed of consistently less than 512Kbps.
- A 'slowspot' has speeds of more than 512Kbps but less than 2Mbps.
The UK Government has pledged to provide the UK with the "best broadband in Europe"
by providing access to superfast broadband for 90% of the UK by 2015.
The Welsh Government's target includes a commitment to provide all Welsh businesses with access to next-generation broadband by "the middle of 2016" - with a minimum speed of 2Mbps.