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Legal right to fast internet won’t heal the UK’s digital divide

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Mike Estes
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Better bandwidth alone isn t enough

A fast internet connection for all: it s the law.

Or will be soon, if the UK government s pledge to give every household the legal right to a fast broadband connection becomes a reality.

The backdrop is a nation that has yet to fully understand the social and economic potential of the web.

Will this proposed right really affect our ability to afford an internet connection or the equipment to use it, and the digital skills to make the most of it?

Beyond keeping in touch with family and friends, and easing access to online government services, basic digital skills can improve people s quality of life.

With financial stress ranked as a primary cause of mental health issues in the UK, 86 per cent of people who manage their money online say they worry less if they have more choice in ...

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