After the tax on talking, a tax on watching
Let's have a quick recap on the 3G auctions. Bascially, the phone companies hocked everything they owned to pay the government over £20Bn for the right to spend even more money building the 3G networks. This changed the mobile phone companies from being communications providers into financial institutions - whose only goal was to get the lowest finance terms for their huge loans, while making us pay it all back through high call charges. Essentially the money we pay to talk to people is used to pay the 3G tax the phone companies incurred.
Now the same successful (from the government's side) ploy will be used to sell more frequencies, which the government has decided that it now owns, back to us so we can pay them even more to watch videos.