Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils

Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils

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.
According to an LGA report, one in four adults lacks basic online skills.
Shop online The body does not specify what price should be set for affordable broadband but points to an existing scheme offered by BT.
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20 October 2016 in Business, Views: 45
Source: BBC

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