Labour pledges free broadband for all homes and firms in UK

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Labour has promised to provide free “full-fibre” broadband for every home and business by part-nationalising BT.

In a speech due to be delivered in Lancaster on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn will outline his proposals to create a new British broadband public service, saying it will “bring communities together in an inclusive and connected society”.

The scheme would be a radical shift in provision of broadband services, which are currently provided by companies at an average cost per household of about £30 a month.

It builds on Labour’s existing plans to nationalise the energy utilities, water companies, postal services and railways as part of its plan for a transformation of the public sector.

Party strategists are hoping that such an eye-catching consumer offer to voters will help narrow the poll gap with the Tories, who are trying to keep the election focused on Brexit and immigration.

Via The Guardian

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