Levy on phone lines to fund universal broadband 'Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons, Mr Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, confirmed that the small levy would establish an independent national fund to ensure âmaximum next generation broadband coverageâ. The report proposed a 50p-a-month levy on all fixed telephone lines to help bring next-generation broadband to the whole country. This money would go to an independent Next Generation Fund that would provide subsidies for operators to deliver super-fast internet to areas where it would not normally be commercially viable.' We know what will happen with the 'small levy' - once it has been established for a while, it will double, then double again (conveniently hidden in our bills). And what will it fund? Certainly not 'universal broadband' - it will fund a number of committees and Quangos stuffed with Gordon's mates and New Liarbour cronies.