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Standard User Bob_s2
(committed) Tue 06-Nov-12 10:47:18
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Why we should provide social housing tenants with free broad


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Does not seem to be that sensible to provide Free Broadband to social housing tennents and why just them. Many actually have more disposable income then those that rent or buy.

There may be some case for a small subsidy but Broadband is now quite cheap and given the UK's current econmic state supplying Free Broadband does not seem sensible. It could also end up diverting funds awy from improving availability


http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2012/nov/0...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 06-Nov-12 10:51:42
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Go find the article about Gov revamping online contact, and it costing less for online interaction and you have your answer.

it will save money.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 11:06:13
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Why not provide them with a connection which has a firewall with games, porn, shopping etc blocked? Or just with access to .gov and .nhs domains.

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Tue 06-Nov-12 11:50:58
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Great money saving Idea, with some restrictions you mention, however no them or us, have a free basic service avaiable for all.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:16:22
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Like the free landline telephone for emergencies, free but litre-capped water, and free but meter-capped gas and electricity for everyone?

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:19:58
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Free, but capped income; free (capped?) housing?

That's it. I'm off to start filling out all these benefit forms. I used to think the hassle of it all wasn't worth it, but it actually is.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:23:02
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Uncapped housing can be cold and wet.

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Standard User Bob_s2
(committed) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:23:31
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There can be no justification for providing Free broadband just because someone lives in Social housing. Anyone in genuine need can already get helpwith their phone bill
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:32:21
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 13:05:26
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In reply to a post by Bob_s2:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2012/nov/0...
I wonder where he gets this from?
My own broadband costs just £3.50 each month


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