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Digital Britain: what you need to know, and what it means

The long-awaited Digital Britain report is out, and I’ve taken a look at it twice. First up, the key points:

We won’t be paying for a copyright quango, but our phones will be taxed to finance next-generation broadband – and while the government isn’t keen on criminalising file sharers, ISPs might have no choice but to throttle offenders’ connections.

Then, my take on it:

Digital Britain may not be as revolutionary as some people might have liked – but it’s nowhere near as bad as many of us feared.

If reports are true and Lord Carter’s off to the private sector as soon as Digital Britain’s PDF is posted, he’s not going to be leaving with an angry mob in hot pursuit.