A Tory government may use TV Licence for broadband

February 2, 2010

It seems that the funding of the BBC will be going under the microscope should the Conservatives win the general election.

All of the cash coming in through the TV Licence fee seems to be just too appealing and could be used to help fund other projects as well as going towards funding the BBC.

One of the main projects that appears to require funding is the rollout of fibre broadband to the majority of UK homes and this is something that money from the TV Licence fee could be used for.

According to the Shadow Chancellor George Osborne, 3.5 per cent of the TV Licence fee could be used to help fund the fibre rollout.

However critics say that this would just be letting the ISPs off the hook.


Comments in chronological order (1 comment)

  1. Ed says:

    BT have been lining shareholders’ and executives pockets for decades at the expense of their infrastructure, and now the TV license payer should foot the bill for long-overdue upgrades? I thought the Conservatives were in favour of privatising public services, not nationalising them. Or are we supposed to nationalise the expense and privatise the profits?

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