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Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

BT: “All telcos have role to play in bridging digital divide”

The Fabian Society published a report about digital inequality titles Bridging the Divide. BT supported the research in the report, which includes an analysis of which groups of people are not online, or barely use the internet, and the reasons for this. This report comes at an important time; the pandemic has demonstrated the value […]

April 6, 2022

Data: 2.9bn people still offline

An estimated 37 per cent of the world’s population – or 2.9 billion people – have still never used the Internet, according to new data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). Findings also reveal strong global growth in Internet use, with the estimated number […]

December 1, 2021

Research: 3.4bn not accessing mobile Internet

The global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 from mobile industry trade body the GSMA shows that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population is now using the mobile Internet. Mobile Internet usage translates to just over 4 billion connected people,  225 million more compared to 2019, and up from […]

September 30, 2021

Research: Pandemic narrows UK digital divide

The UK’s digital divide narrowed during the coronavirus pandemic, as people have gone online to escape the lockdown, according to research from comms regulator Ofcom. The proportion of homes without Internet access appears to have fallen from 11 per cent in March 2020, as the UK entered lockdown, to 6 per cent of homes – […]

April 28, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: Poor Net speeds contributing to UK ‘digital divide’

With the UK still beset by lockdowns, mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has released the results of its latest major study into real-life consumer experiences of home Internet connections, which uncovers evidence of a stark ‘digital divide’ in the UK. As more people come to rely on video for working and communicating […]

November 25, 2020

Survey: Pandemic risks worsening UK digital divide

Around a third of adults in the UK think more should be done to improve people’s ability to use online technology, a BT survey suggests. The impact of coronavirus pandemic risks worsening the digital divide, with some, particularly younger people, saying a lack of digital skills has impacted their mental health and wellbeing during the […]

October 22, 2020