Connecting Scotland investment exceeds £48m

Investment in the Connecting Scotland programme has now been increased to more than £48 million.

First areas for £5bn ‘Project Gigabit’ revealed

More than one million hard to reach homes and businesses will have next generation gigabit broadband built to them.

Scotland sets out ‘world leading’ digital plans

An ambition to achieve ‘world leading’ levels of digital inclusion is at the heart of plans to equip Scotland for further technological transformation.

£500m package to boost rural mobile coverage

The government can proceed with a £500 million investment to provide all corners of the UK with better mobile connectivity.

Liverpool City Region signs new digital partnership

A new £30 million partnership is set to help make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the UK.

2020 saw public sector attitude to digital change

Socitm has reported that the public sector successfully embraced the development of digital practices in the face of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

Pandemic has accelerated use of data at local level

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.

One in six struggling to afford broadband

New research from Citizens Advice has found that more than one in six people are struggling to afford their broadband during the third lockdown.

Lack of data access impact council’s climate actions

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.

£4.9 million to make digital public services better in Wales

The Welsh Government is investing £4.9 million to improve digital public services so that they are easier and slicker for people to use.

Government strengthens digital leadership

The Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office has announced the appointment of three senior Digital, Data and Technology leaders by the government.

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