Thursday, March 31, 2005

"Digital Britain" Aims to Push Broadband Further

Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a "Digital Britain" strategy aimed at driving exploitation and use of broadband-enabled ICT, content, applications and services. The government seeks to work with industry to close the digital divide where some groups have been largely excluded from benefiting from access to the Internet. It also sees the nation's future economic prosperity tied to the efficiencies of broadband and e-business. The government has published a 60-page report outlining its strategy to modernise public services based on the broadband revolution. Pro-competitive policies are credited with transforming the country into one of the most extensive and dynamic broadband markets in the world over the past four years.


"Connecting the UK: the Digital Strategy" is available online.
http://www.strategy.gov.uk/work_areas/digital_strategy/index.asp

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