Monday, November 29, 2021

BBC licence fee ‘could be scrapped’ once superfast broadband is universal

The BBC licence fee could be scrapped once every household has access to an adequate standard of broadband, the government has suggested.

The future funding model of the public service broadcaster has been a continued source of debate over the past few years, with many feeling that that changing media consumption habits mean the licencing model is outdated. A voluntary subscription-based model has been suggested as an alternative funding source, removing the threat of a criminal conviction for avoidance and allowing market forces to take charge. 


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