Please stop pissing our money away!

UK Chancellor announces more funding for broadband


Are you kidding me? The economy is in near meltdown and you think giving people a faster connection to Facebook is a priority?

£100m [...] is set to boost broadband coverage in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff. A further six cities will be identified later.

A hundred million quid of our money being spent on something that private businesses should be paying for, is not justifiable in any times, let alone times of supposed austerity. If you've got that kind of money to spare, how about giving us taxpayers a break for a change?

Firms including BT and Virgin will be able to bid for the money, which they can use to fill in urban notspots or increase wi-fi coverage, a spokesman for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport told the BBC.

BT welcomed the news.

I'm sure they did welcome it. Free cash? Kerchiiing! And where will the profits from this venture go? Back into the treasury or into BT's pockets?

That's assuming there will be any profits. When the government sticks it's nose into areas of private business, failure usually follows.

I'm so sick of being governed.

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