Fast broadband is to become a legal right for everyone in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron says today, as he puts having a strong internet connection on par with receiving a letter.
Because all isn’t all:
“Just as our forebears effectively brought gas, electricity and water to all, we’re going to bring fast broadband to every home and business that wants it.
Some bothy in the middle of Argyle doesn’t have the “right” to insist upon mains water nor grid electricity. Not without paying fearsome connection fees. As long as that’s what he means then fine: it’s political posturing. But if he really does mean that some mountain cottage in Wales has a “right” to fast broadband for £20 a month and the normal connection fee then he’s mad.