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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:26 UK time, Wednesday, 23 June 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The Budget confirmed that Labour's broadband phone tax has been dropped. The expansion of broadband will be funded from private sources, with pump-priming from the TV licence fee. The Guardian and the Telegraph report that rural groups fear that won't be enough.

England's football omens today are good, if previous TV coverage is any guide, according to the Guardian and the Mirror. Since 1982, they have won twice as often on BBC than on ITV, where the two previous matches were shown.

The Mirror reports that the BBC has defended the number of staff it's sent to cover Wimbledon, the World Cup and Glastonbury.

The BBC's newspaper review shows most of the papers paint a pretty gloomy picture after Tuesday's Budget.

Links in full

Richard Wray | Guardian | Broadband tax on telephone lines scrapped
Louise Gray | Telegraph | Fears for internet access in remote communities
Marina Hyde | Guardian | All the England signs point to lucky red-shirts, not red faces
Matt Blake | Mirror | England will beat Slovenia - because it's on the BBC
Mirror | BBC defends event staffing levels
BBC | Newspaper review

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