Less taxes, more price increases

Last year there was a proposal of a new tax to pay for rural broadband, they wanted to charge every landline £6 per year (regardless of if it was in the countryside or even used for broadband).

With the new government coming into power that got killed off.

However the company which would have received the money to invest has simply done what it should have done in the first place and increased line rental by 50 pence per month:


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/19/bt_rise/

Of course we see that BT are now the bad guy as opposed to the government, which is probably how it should be.  However BT are now going to pay tax on that extra 50 pence so the government got two things for abandoning one.

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