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BBC Regulator: Slicing Licence For Broadband 'Would Weaken BBC'

BBC Trust chairman Michael Lyons has repeated his earlier opposition to Digital Britain’s recommendation the BBC’s licence fee be “top-sliced” to fund a nation-wide broadband roll-out and other projects.

Digital Britain in June called for a universal service obligation on telcos to guarantee 2Mbps internet access to all UK homes – in other words, giving this minimum speed to the 10 percent of homes without it.

An estimated £200 million for the upgrade would come from an underspend in the BBC