The tax will see houses with a fixed phone line being charged 50p a month which will be put towards the cost of getting "super-fast" broadband to rural locations.
The plan is to get 90% of the UK surfing speedily but the end of 2017, and the £6 a year from every landline owner is expected to raise funds of around £170m to help make this happen.
The cash has been put aside for the 30% of homes experts think will be missed out by commercial broadband plans, but critics have slated the tax over worries it won't be enough to foot the bill.
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