Thursday, 27 January 2022

VMO2 expands ‘food bank for data’ to tackle digital poverty

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 15 November 21

With Christmas just around the corner, the digital divide is sure to be felt more than ever in underprivileged households

Back in April, statistics from Ofcom showed that 1.5 million homes in the UK are currently without internet access, leaving millions of people cut off from engaging with the digital world.    In the post-Covid era, this digital handicap is more pronounced than ever, with thousands of products and services now available online that are otherwise very difficult to access. This is even true of vital services, such as government and healthcare services…

Back in April, statistics from Ofcom showed that 1.5 million homes in the UK are currently without internet access, leaving millions of people cut off from engaging with the digital world.    In the post-Covid era, this digital handicap is more pronounced than ever, with thousands of products and services now available online that are otherwise very difficult to access. This is even true of vital services, such as government and healthcare services…

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