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An additional charge for broadband use will be proposed by ministers today as part of a plan to stamp out music and film piracy. The agency would act as a broker between music and film companies and internet service providers (ISPs). It would provide data about serial copyright-breakers to music and film companies if they obtained a court order. It would be paid for by a levy on ISPs, who inevitably would pass the cost on to consumers.
The £20 sounds just like a tax, to me.
The article goes on to talk about the initiative to extend the UK's broadband coverage and raise quality in the Digital Britian Green Paper.
Every UK home to get broadband [business.timesonline.co.uk]
Every home from Oxford to the Orkneys will be entitled to have a 2 megabit broadband service under proposals to be announced by ministers this lunchtime.