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Investment in the Connecting Scotland programme has now been increased to more than £48 million.
More than one million hard to reach homes and businesses will have next generation gigabit broadband built to them.
An ambition to achieve ‘world leading’ levels of digital inclusion is at the heart of plans to equip Scotland for further technological transformation.
The government can proceed with a £500 million investment to provide all corners of the UK with better mobile connectivity.
A new £30 million partnership is set to help make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the UK.
Socitm has reported that the public sector successfully embraced the development of digital practices in the face of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation has published new analysis on the use of data in local government during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London Councils have launched a new taskforce to tackle digital exclusion in the city and source new and upcycled electronic devices for children learning remotely, as well as adults working from home.
New research from Citizens Advice has found that more than one in six people are struggling to afford their broadband during the third lockdown.
As many as 60 per cent of UK local authorities have difficulty accessing the data they need to make effective decisions that will support local energy projects.
The Welsh Government is investing £4.9 million to improve digital public services so that they are easier and slicker for people to use.
The Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office has announced the appointment of three senior Digital, Data and Technology leaders by the government.
MPs have criticised the ‘litany’ of failures from DCMS which has meant that business and homes in rural areas could be locked out of gigabit broadband.
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