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Broadband Britain: the end of the free internet?

By James Crabtree  

Can she stop Carter the unstopable?

Can she stop Carter the unstoppable?

Parts of Britain as yet unable to access by fast internet services—sometimes slightly annoyingly called “not spots”—have been promised pipes in the none too distant future. Indeed, there has been plenty of coverage of it on the BBC all day today, along with various other bits in blog land. But what if we all have to give up the freedom of the internet in order for this to happen? Moves towards a new deal on “universal” broadband kicked off…

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