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How David Cameron saves FTTP in the UK.

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How David Cameron saves FTTP in the UK.

In as yet undrafted plans for an internet tax which were triggered this article, may be considered by David Cameron. A tax of £20 per month per connection will be applied on all internet connections deemed to be running at faster than 5 mbps. The tax will pay for connecting the country to FTTP. Government economists believe the greater uptake of FTTP will cause a 6.5% increase in productivity. The increased tax take arising as a consequence of the increased productivity will solve the NHS funding crisis. The public will be able to claim tax relief for their internet tax provided they can prove it is used for educational purposes only. This will be a temporary tax scheme which will be cancelled once 95% of the country of connected via FTTP.
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So, the conmen plan to tax the FTTC and some ADSL customers for being in areas that get decent speeds to cover BT's backside in doing the work they haven't been doing?? Yeah, I don't think so, re-nationalise the telecoms industry first, oh wait, I forgot, conservatives, they sell of stuff and tax the hell out of it afterwards... Roll eyes
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Hmm charge an EXTRA £20/mo good way to get them kicked out I would say. No way I would/could pay that.
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Why do we all need FTTP?
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3..2..1..... and back in the room David  Roll eyes
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So... this will be a temporary tax.........


Obviously, they, ( the government think tanks).. don`t remember, or choose to forget, that "Income Tax" was also a Temporary Tax.. to pay for wars, first implemented in 1798.....
See "Income Tax" on this linky...... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_taxation_in_the_United_Kingdom


now there`s a thought....
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Re: How David Cameron saves FTTP in the UK.

Am I missing something here? The article refers to Pakistan and there is no reference to the UK.
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Am I missing something here?

Nope, just Troll McTrollington being a pain... Roll eyes
That said, it's entirely possible that it could happen, after all, look what Ofcom's done to mobile operators:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34346822
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Why do we all need FTTP?
I don't I am quite happy with my ADSL 16mb connection therefore I would have to challenge such proposal in court.
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So, the conmen plan to tax the FTTC and some ADSL customers for being in areas that get decent speeds to cover BT's backside in doing the work they haven't been doing?? Yeah, I don't think so, re-nationalise the telecoms industry first, oh wait, I forgot, conservatives, they sell of stuff and tax the hell out of it afterwards... Roll eyes

And then tax us to hell to fix the private industires that they privatised and taxed the hell out of in the first place  Crazy
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