Should the BBC subsidise Digital Britain?

The BBC may have to subsidise UK broadband.

Following publication of the Digital Britain report, Lord Carter said today that the BBC...

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The BBC may have to subsidise UK broadband.

Following publication of the Digital Britain report, Lord Carter said today that the BBC may have a role to play in supporting the roll-out of UK broadband, given that it already charges a licence fee for TV.

The BBC's iPlayer, for downloading TV programmes over the internet, has been very popular with consumers, but ISPs have been less happy with its success, due to the big bandwidth required to download programmes.

At the same time, experts say the BBC needs to attract the so-called Y-generation, the youth market, where YouTube is the preferred entertainment channel.

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