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