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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 active cable, has been accused of placing a disproportionate burden on smaller ISPs, preventing many from entering the super-fast broadband market. According to the tax’s opponents, this has slowed the spread of super-fast fibre optic broadband, by pricing out all but a few large operators.

A new meeting, announced today by the Minister for Communications, Culture and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, will give ISPs a chance to air their views on the tax. However, critics note that many small providers, some of them experts in rural deployment, have not been invited to this “non-decision making” meeting.

The meeting will take place at 11am, 2nd December 2010 at the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).

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