Talking about broadband internet access:
Mr Richards, chief executive of Ofcom said: "55 per cent have decided they do not want it at all, even though they can afford it – we call these the \’self excluded\’.
"Even though people are bombarded by messages about the range of benefits of being online – whether buying cheap insurance or catching up on last week\’s soaps – there seems to be millions of people who are not yet persuaded.
OK, great, there\’s a service available and many say that they don\’t want it.
"We need to tackle this challenge as much as tackle the challenge of low-income households who can\’t afford access," he said in a speech to the LSE last night
Eh? Tackle it?
What next? A huge propaganda campaign and then the taxation of us all to provide this service which many don\’t want?
The Goverment plans to roll out universal broadband services to every household in the UK by 2012.
Err, yes, unfortunately.