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Labour wants to nationalize broadband. Be careful what you wish for

The party says its plan would boost growth, but the proposals clash with tried-and-true methods.

Digital Politics is a column about the global intersection of technology and the world of politics.

  • Mark Scott
  • Politico

LONDON — Is the British government about to become the world’s next big tech giant?

That’s definitely what the Labour Party has in mind after it announced plans to nationalize most of the country’s broadband industry, invest more than £20.3 billion to create a nationwide high-speed network and…

As if that were not enough, all Brits would then get free internet access.

The promise has…

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