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Making broadband free for all is eminently sensible
What is data? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself as currently I’m in the middle of changing my broadband provider.
For the last year I’ve had limited broadband: 18 gigabytes a month.
What you notice when your broadband is restricted is just how much rubbish there is on the internet. The reason you notice it is because you’re paying for it.
Every time you get one of those moving adverts which slows down the rate at which the page downloads, it’s eating up your data.
In other words, not only are the advertisers insinuating themselves between you and what you want to see, but you are paying for the privilege.
It’s the same with those adverts at the beginning of YouTube videos: you know, the ones where they say your video will start in 6 seconds and there’s a little timer…
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