Government intervention is critical
Amid the cost-of-living crisis the government will introduce a system that gives low-income households simplified access to more affordable broadband. Ranging from £10 to £25 per month depending on bandwidth the initiative seems to be a step in the right direction.
It’s estimated that 6 million homes across the United Kingdom face difficulty keeping up with payments and often resort to reducing their spend on other essentials and in some cases, cancelling their subscription.
Between February and April 2022 its reported that the pool of society struggling to pay their broadband bill, grew by 56%. In addition, essential resources have increasingly been moved online which has forced the governments hand into intervening and making internet access more accessible to all parts of society.