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ISPs to face multi-million pound broadband levy

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 15:32

The Conservative government wants to hit Broadband providers with a multimillion-pound levy in order to achieve 100% super-fast broadband coverage by 2020. According to government plans, 95% of UK...

Budget 2015

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 15:18

Today Chancellor George Osborne unveiled the Budget. Here are some measures of particular interest to the Internet industry: The government will “look to” apply the Universal Service Obligation to...

Digital Economy Act cost sharing “may be unlawful”

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 9:56

The cost-sharing order made under the Digital Economy Act, which will force ISPs to pay 25% of the cost of the Act’s copyright enforcement provisions, may be in breach of European law, according to...

Is this the end for CRC, as we know it?

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 13:03

Guest article by Dan Lowe, UKSolutions, a LINX member November has been a month of snow, US government WikiLeaks, royal wedding announcements and the launch of a formal consultation to gain the...

Uk Government announces “fibre tax” meeting

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 14:22

British ISPs will soon be given a chance to voice their concerns about the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) controversial “fibre tax”. The tax, which places an annual charge on the first km of...

Commission tells France, Spain telecoms taxes are unlawful

Posted by malcolm on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 12:00

The European Commission has told France and Spain to repeal their sector-specific taxes on telecoms operators, which it says are prohibited under European law. When France and Spain abolished paid...

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