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More than seven out of ten people in the UK do not support the introduction of the government's new broadband tax, a new survey has suggested.

The poll by, which considered the responses of over 560 people, found that 74.3 per cent are not backing the launch of the new 50p-a-month levy, which will be used to fund next generation network services.

Over 30 per cent claimed that such technology should be funded through the TV licence, while 24 per cent suggested reducing the proposed rate.

However, 61 per cent of respondents did agree that they felt access to 100Mb broadband services would benefit them in the long run.

Last, the Commons Business Committee suggested that the new tax would be unfair on those who do not have access to web services, as they would not see the benefits.

The group of MPs also claimed the government would be unwise to get involved in the market.

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