For people on low incomes, free internet access would be life-changing | Rachel Connolly

When you can’t afford broadband at home, everything – from school work to Ucas or benefit applications – is more difficultA lot of the discussion about Labour’s promise to provide free fibreoptic broadband for all has revolved around economics, specula…

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Labour’s programme is reasonable, not radical – more Scandinavia than Venezuela | Tom Kibasi

Utilities and rail are public-owned across Europe. South Korea has full-fibre coverage. This is a plan to mend capitalism, not end itIn the turbulence of British politics of recent years, the old rules appear to have been shattered. They were, it turns…

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Labour’s programme is reasonable, not radical – more Scandinavia than Venezuela | Tom Kibasi

Utilities and rail are public-owned across Europe. South Korea has full-fibre coverage. This is a plan to mend capitalism, not end itIn the turbulence of British politics of recent years, the old rules appear to have been shattered. They were, it turns…

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Does the UK need full-fibre broadband? Just ask the lucky few who have it

Only 1 in a dozen homes can get ‘the gold standard of broadband’ but those that do see it as a necessityLabour’s plan to offer free full fibre broadband to every home and business is an eye-catching offer to potential voters. But while the scheme has b…

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The Guardian view on Labour’s broadband nationalisation: radical and necessary | Editorial

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to offer free high-speed internet across Britain is canny politics and an economic idea whose time has comeBritain is in the slow lane when it comes to the internet. Fewer than one in 12 premises in Britain have access to full-fibr…

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Openreach overreach? Labour’s free broadband plan faces hurdles

Nationalisation of BT’s broadband arm sounds easy in theory but in practice price and pensions are big obstaclesFree broadband – indeed, an ultra-fast fibre service delivered to every household and business – sounds a highly popular idea. And Openreach…

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Corbyn launches plan to give free broadband to everyone in Britain

Labour leader says proposed roll-out would bolster economy and help tackle climate crisisLatest election news – live updatesJeremy Corbyn has formally launched Labour’s ambitious plan to provide free broadband across the UK, arguing it would guarantee …

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