UK Faces Broadband Tax
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) was created to ensure the whole of the UK has access to 100Mbps broadband.
By 2012 the UK government wants all of the UK to have access to broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps, with 90 percent of homes able to access superfast broadband by 2017. According to Network World, everyone with a telephone line will be hit with a broadband tax to pay for the roll-out of the fiber network.
"'This report makes clear that without public intervention, some rural areas and less well off communities will be left behind and unable to reap the economic, health and education benefits super fast broadband offers,' said Minister for Digital Britain, Stephens Timms.
"Stuart Burgess, the government's rural advisor, added that the lack of broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas is hampering young people when it comes to education and job hunting."