The UK Government proposed a Next Generation Levy that will tax those on a broadband connection which has come under fire from Members of Parliament recently.
Would you pay a small tax so that people in rural areas could enjoy the benefits of high speed broadband? The Next Generation levy is a proposal to add a 50p charge to all fixed line connections to fund development of a fibre based network in rural areas. Without this tax many experts in the field (rural or not) claim that high speed broadband take up will reach a maximum of 70% of the UK.
If you live in the rural area’s and want a decent broadband connection British Telecom are happy to oblige if you have £45,000 ($70,000) to spare.