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Broadband Must Be Subsidised For The Poor, Local Councils Say

  • BBC, Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:52 AM

The poorest people in society should be given financial help to pay for fast broadband, a body representing councils in England and Wales has said. The Local Government Association is calling on the government to include a social tariff in its universal service obligation for broadband. The subsidy would give low-income families a basic service of at least 10Mbps, it said.

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