this just popped in my email box: "The controversial landline tax, designed to fund next generation broadband services, is to be made law before the general election. The 50p a month landline tax is to be included in this year's finance bill with the aim to raise up to Ã‚Â£175million a year for superfast broadband networks over the next seven years. However, the tax has been widely criticised as it will not generate enough revenue to upgrade the UK to superfast broadband, as intended. It is also considered a blanket tax that could potentially disadvantage people on fixed incomes, for example pensioners, who rely on home phone." Seem's to me at least that this project is worth 50p a month of my money anyday provided I'm in the first zones to be upgraded , but I can understand why we shouldn't pay for something like that through taxes.