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Summary: So the boldest idea in the Digital Britain white paper, a 6-a-year fixed phone line charge to fund universal fast broadband, is now being kicked into the long grass, less than a month after its author, Lord Carter, quit the government. Although the proposal makes some sense, especially for frustrated households in rural areas, the politics behind this have been ropey, going on non-existent, from the start. Specifically, no attempt was made to build a broad alliance to support what amounts to a new, if minor, tax which could in future be raised, and could also have the unplanned effect of driving more people to mobile only, from fixed-line phones. - link

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