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May 21, 2010

TV Licence earmarked for broadband rollout

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by David Allen

The roll out of super fast broadband will be paid for by the public, but not by a tax on phone lines as the funds will be coming from the TV Licence fee.

The plans were touched on when the government released details of the coalition agreement between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

In charge of deploying the broadband funds and the newly created digital economy bill, which was fast tracked when the Labour government called the election, will be Ed Vaizey as Broadband Minister.

Top slicing the TV Licence to provide broadband in rural areas was always part of the Tory manifesto and yet the details are lacking, such as a timeline and exactly how much will be going into the plan.

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  1. It is absolutely pointless pushing High Speed Broadband when most all ISP’s have a limited download cap. Hence the faster you download the sooner your connection speed is either restricted or cut off completely, unless with Virgin who do give a genuine unlimited download.

    Signed Carl Barron chairman of agpcuk

    Comment by Carl Barron — May 22, 2010 @ 11:31 am

  2. Push for higher Broadband Speed Seriously Flawed

    It is absolutely pointless pushing High Speed Broadband in the UK when most all ISP’s have a limited download cap. Hence the faster you download the sooner your connection speed is either restricted or cut off completely, unless with Virgin who do give a genuine unlimited download. No one seems to be addressing this very important issue.

    Signed Carl Barron chairman of agpcuk

    Comment by Carl Barron — May 23, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

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