Tuesday, June 30, 2009

UK: Parliament is to investigate broadband speeds from ISPs

[bbc] MPs sitting on the Commons Business and Enterprise Committee are to open an inquiry into broadband speeds in the UK.

It follows the publication of the Digital Britain report, which lays out government strategy for the internet.

The committee will look at whether the promise to hook all homes up to a minimum 2Mbps (megabits per second) speed is "ambitious enough".

It will also discuss whether the proposed broadband tax is fair.

The so-called broadband tax will mean anyone in the UK with a fixed line telephone will have to pay an extra 50p a month on their telephone bill.

The money raised will fund next-generation broadband rollout to areas that traditionally have been bypassed by broadband providers.

MPs to investigate UK net speeds
see also Commons Business and Enterprise Committee

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