Some industry experts are complaining about the “Broadband Tax” proposed by the government as a way to beef up the UK’s broadband network and help to meet the ‘broadband for all pledge’ of a minimum of 2 Mbps for all households.
BT is saying that the 50p per month levy on all landlines is simply not going to be enough to raise enough cash in order for fibre to be rolled out around the country.
According to the Digital Britain report published by the communications minister Lord Carter, the 50p per landline tax should generate around £1.5 billion.
This is enough to enable the so called final third of the UK to receive a fibre broadband connection.
BT estimates that this money will only provide a fibre connection to around 80% to 85% of the country.