I wonder Boss St.B. if we can 'opt out' if we say we have no computer! funny how politicians can always push through laws that benefit someones pockets...but allow stupid ancients laws to exist in courts that allow violent people escape justice because they were initially charged with the wrong thing...thinking of poor Gloria and the manslaughter charge..44 injuries..:-(
A single packet of Kettles crisps in Sainsburys BHS is 12 shillings (60p).
BT say they are upgrading the SE1 postcode to 20mb in November with no increase in charges. I'm on a one year £10 a month contract with BT and get 6.5mb per sec average. Was going to change to Virgin in Feb renewal when it goes up to £15.99 (I think) but if BT upgrade to 20mb I might stick with them as never had a problem.
As for 50p -- From MSN:
According to a 2008 survey, only 65% of homes in the UK have an internet connection. That leaves some 8.5 million homes without one. That equates to £4.25 million in tax everyone month where the person paying would get no benefit whatsoever. Effectively they would be forced to pay for something they don't want.
Of course many of those homes would eventually sign up, but not all. The aim is only to provide the capability to get high-speed internet, not the actual connection itself. If the goal was to actually give people access, not just the ability to have access, this may be a fairer tax.