LGA responds to Citizens Advice Broadband Report

"The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that access to a good quality, affordable broadband connection is vital for our communities and it is very concerning that people are priced out of this. We continue to call for a ‘social tariff’ to ensure a basic service is available at an affordable price to those most in need."


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Responding to a report from Citizens Advice suggesting that one in six people are struggling to afford their broadband bills, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, the Local Government Association’s Digital Connectivity Spokesperson, said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that access to a good quality, affordable broadband connection is vital for our communities and it is very concerning that people are priced out of this. We continue to call for a ‘social tariff’ to ensure a basic service is available at an affordable price to those most in need.

“Councils look forward to continue working with government and broadband providers to support the spread of future-proofed connectivity across the country.”