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Broadband tax 'to be made law'

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by quizzey, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. quizzey

    quizzey Newbie

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    Just read this story on the BBC site .... wonder where it will all end up or especially how much we will end up paying here in the UK...

    A controversial broadband tax "will be law before the next election", according to Minister for Digital Britain Stephen Timms.

    The 50 pence a month tax applies to everyone with a fixed line telephone.

    Read the rest of the article here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8270772.stm
     
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  2. jkr500

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    That is ridiculous. I guess here in US they might do the same thing. That's just plain greedy ...
     
  3. quizzey

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    Yep, it's also one of those laws that once it comes in it will never go away and other countries will jump on the band wagon pretty quick :(
     
  4. twix70

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    For everyone with a fixed phone line? Broadband connection or not? Plus I also thought the British government wanted access to all for the internet. As ever they say onething and do another. Unlike here in Spain where they say onething and do nothing:D
     
  5. quizzey

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    At least the weather is better:)
     
  6. fatboy

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    Another way for the shite government to scrape back the money they have been borrowing for christ knows how long.

    BT will suffer if this comes in - I for one will port my number to a decent VoIP provider and then see the fuckers try to get an extra 50p out of me.

    Between screwing us with these little taxes, they make veicle drivers pay through the nose 3 times (car tax, petrol tax, MOT).

    The whole government is a fuck up and this extra tax is a good example - if they want the UK to catch up with the rest of the developed world on broadband then they should of saved some cash by not paying themselves stupid bonuses and actually do their jobs for a change.

    Government and Royal family - what a waste of time (and a shit load of money!)

    /rant over
     
  7. *zap*

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    This year 50p per month £6 per year in ten years time £160 per year
    How about a mobile phone tax 50p per month plus 5p per call
    Asholes always got there dirty little mitts in yer wallet
     
  8. tomtom24

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    gouvernments and parties - everywhere - think, they can do, whatever they want. And you can't do anything: once a party has the power, they forget about their promises. Keeping the power is the most important for them. Promising before elections, not keeping promises and rising taxes after elections and before elections the same game again.

    But giving tax payer money to struggling banks. And the banks themselve make it more and more difficult, when people (tax payers) want to apply for a credit. And if borrowing the money, they ask a lot of interests for the money, the same tax payers had to give before to the gouvernment. It becomes more and more a strange world
     
  9. singingsleep

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    50p in the UK means that they'll be charging at least $5 per month in the US. They've been trying to tax the internet forever, and here they go.
     
  10. eestisiin

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    Well some time in the last year they wanted to but a tax on peoples in EU when browsing and using the webpage (time and byte scale or something) Anyways it feels it has dropped, but it is sad that they want to get money out of everything!
     
  11. jammie

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    I want it to be brought in (i live in the UK).

    Our broadband network is far outdated. Maybe this would actually help bring it up to speed. Literally.

    Japan & Korea are like 10 years ahead of the US & the UK, we need to sort it out sharpish.
     
  12. Damo8884

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    I agree, especially as we'd pay the same 50p running all sorts of programmes through the net all day, as someone who has no internet and just makes a couple of phonecalls a month.. Bargain!!
     
  13. fatboy

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    Yes but Japan and Korea got investment from their Government using, I guess, taxes they already pay - unlike out spineless fat cat tossers who just 'invent' a new tax to take away in the name of 'broadband' just to fill their by the minute emptying treasury coffers.

    Why should we have to pay more due to the fuck ups by them in London who are supposed to be leading ths country - actually they are leading us somewhere, straight down the drain.

    This once pleasent green land is fast turning into a cesspool of corruption and fat cat leaders whilst the workers get poorer day by day.
     
  14. Jared255

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    I fucking hate how the government is controlled by the Illuminati.
     
  15. jammie

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    LOL. Made me giggle.

    Is the world full of shape shifting "reptiods" too? Does the government control the weather? was the moon landing a hoax? did aliens abduct someone who knows someone who knew someone you know?

    Get over yourself. The world probably would be better off if it was ran by an elite group, shame really.

    No talk of conspiracys. It's the rules.

    PS - the reptiod thing is a concept by a guy called David Icke. If you fancy a laugh, google him.
     
  16. neakoner

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    The tax isn't to further the technology for current users, it's to bring people in extremely rural areas up to speed with the rest of the country.
     
  17. twix70

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    If Japan and Korea are 10 years ahead of the U.K and America then here in Spain we are about to send the Armada off to invade Britain and plunder the Tower of London!:D
     
  18. shaks99

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    I agree the goverment here in uk are just totally lost and now trying everway possible to skim money out of everyone, its ridiculous!