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Broadband Tax to become Law

Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:46 pm

The government is going to screw £6 a year out of everyone with a fixed phone line as a tax to improve broadband coverage in the UK:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8270772.stm

The tax will be imposed on anyone with "a fixed line telephone", irrespective or whether they already have broadband and even if they live in an area without broadband coverage.
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Postby Bazza » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi AndyBaxman...

> The tax will be imposed on anyone with "a fixed line
> telephone", irrespective or whether they already
> have broadband and even if they live in an area
> without broadband coverage.

Well the banking w*nkers need their bonuses and what
better way to pay them, through taxes on the poor
who have no broadband at all...

I`ve still yet to find out what is Value Added on the
Petrol_price_AND_TAX + VAT...

Am I missing summat; could someone enlighten me?
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Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:12 pm

The stupid thing is, I have 2 phone lines and 8+Mbps broadband but won't be subject to this tax while some poor sap with a crap rural line and no broadband will.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:21 am

In my other mag that i get they were having ago at this tax. Apparently even if they got £6 from everybody in the uk it wouldn't even be like a quarter of what they need to upgrade the bandwidths.
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:20 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:In my other mag that i get they were having ago at this tax. Apparently even if they got £6 from everybody in the uk it wouldn't even be like a quarter of what they need to upgrade the bandwidths.


At the moment.

The 50p levy is quite obviously pointless. Its obviously set at that level so people won't complain (I mean we can all afford 50p a month, can't we?). But once in place it can, and almost certainly will, be raised to a more practical level.

Even then, assuming they remain in power, you can bet that Brown and his muppets will find a better use for the money than providing broadband for farmers (digging us out of the huge pile of financial shit Mr Brown has dumped the country into).

Still, not having a fixed line, I won't have to pay it :twisted:
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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:16 am

I don't have a BT line but no doubt I will still have to pay. My line is through Virgin Media.
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:36 am

LeeNukes wrote:I don't have a BT line but no doubt I will still have to pay. My line is through Virgin Media.


Its any "Fixed" line, so cable counts, and you will pay.

I'm on Wireless (WiMax), so I don't :twisted:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:28 am

steal his bandwidths!!
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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:14 am

I'm about to get 50MB with Virgin Media 8)
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Postby nelz » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:31 pm

So you'll be able to use up your "unlimited" quota twice as fast :)
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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:57 pm

nelz wrote:So you'll be able to use up your "unlimited" quota twice as fast :)


I doubt I'll get through this quota, I didn't on my 20Mb

I did manage to download Championship Manager 2010 at 2.2MB a second. Which was nice.
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Postby Bazza » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:07 pm

Hi AndyBaxman...

> Even then, assuming they remain in power,
> you can bet that Brown and his muppets
> will find a better use for the money than
> providing broadband for farmers (digging
> us out of the huge pile of financial shit
> Mr Brown has dumped the country into).

You are showing your political bias here...

Before you think we are in the shit take a look
at the real perpetraters of the international
crime and their economic state:-

http://zfacts.com/p/461.html

Lord help us...

These are staggering numbers by any standards...

Just because you don`t like Brown he is not
to blame for another nation`s "misdemeanour"...
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:00 pm

Bazza wrote:
You are showing your political bias here...

But not as much as you are, it would seem.
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Postby Bazza » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:42 pm

Hi AndyBaxman...

> But not as much as you are, it would seem.

I`m curious, from my two uploads on this thread
where does my political bias point?
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Postby External_Floppy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:31 pm

Can someone enlighten me about this 'broadband tax', please?

Am I expected to pay this tax so huge PLC's can expand their business?
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