Not so far beyond Oftel^H^H^Hcom
I'm not sure that Ofcom wouldn´t try this anyway...
They are forcing everyone to buy a set-top box so they can convert TV to digital only transmission. Before that is even complete, the specs have changed so the box you bought with the Digital logo meaning that it will work after the switch-over is now out of date, and you need a newer one to get all the channels.
The space left after compressing all the channels to the point of being almost unwatchable will be sold to companies at high cost who will then charge the public high costs for their services to recoup the money.
They are trying to do the same with radio (including with the same issue: the radio we told you to buy is now out of date; get a new one) Again the airwaves left over will be sold at tremendous cost to companies who will have to pass the costs on to their customers.
All of the costs of this are bourne by the public. So the idea of Ofcom imposing a tax for people to use wireless technology - sounds like just the next step to me...
Picture of the devil for ofcom.