digital divide

A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives
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Careers & training

A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives

We take a look at the programmes attempting to bridge the UK's growing skills gap
23 Sep 2021
What is bandwidth?
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broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl
8 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Laptops

Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
20 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Laptops

The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills

Young people need access to devices if they’re to develop crucial digital skills
20 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Connectivity is essential for modern life - but can 5G help bring it to those without?
6 Aug 2021
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
6 Aug 2021
Intel expands college AI training programme to 11 US states
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Careers & training

Intel expands college AI training programme to 11 US states

The company claims colleges offer the best chance to democratise AI technology
4 Aug 2021
FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids
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digital divide

FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids

Commission asks for more due diligence on almost 200 funding applications
27 Jul 2021
Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020
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Careers & training

Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020

The most popular courses included computer science, programming, and machine learning
9 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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startups

BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide
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digital divide

FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide

FCC’s senior Republican wants the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to help pay for broadband expansion
2 Jun 2021
Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS
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Careers & training

Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS

Only 4% of those surveyed by UCAS associate the word ‘prestigious’ with an apprenticeship
28 May 2021
Google extends online courses to UK job seekers
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Careers & training

Google extends online courses to UK job seekers

These Career Certificates include courses in IT support, project management, and UX design
26 May 2021
UK the 'most digitally advanced country in Europe'
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digital transformation

UK the 'most digitally advanced country in Europe'

However, McKinsey expects the use of digital services to fall as data-conscious Brits return to physical channels
24 May 2021
17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work
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digital divide

17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work

Only 23% of surveyed employees received any digital skills training from their employers
17 May 2021
UK digital divide is "narrowing" as a result of the pandemic
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digital divide

UK digital divide is "narrowing" as a result of the pandemic

More people accessed the internet during the past year, but 1.5 million households are still not connected
28 Apr 2021
AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide
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digital divide

AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide

Telecoms giant is working with the Emergency Broadband Benefit program
14 Apr 2021
Biden plans to connect every American to broadband
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digital divide

Biden plans to connect every American to broadband

Infrastructure plan includes $100 billion to expand access to high-speed internet
1 Apr 2021
Salesforce aims to close UK's digital divide with free skills workshop
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Careers & training

Salesforce aims to close UK's digital divide with free skills workshop

The programme covers a range of topics that are deemed essential for the contemporary job candidate
23 Mar 2021
UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery
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Careers & training

UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery

The number of students taking IT subjects at GCSE level has fallen by 40%, according to the Learning and Work Institute
22 Mar 2021
Democrats launch a new broadband initiative
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digital divide

Democrats launch a new broadband initiative

A new congressional bill would invest billions into solving the digital divide
12 Mar 2021
SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles
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Network & Internet

SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles

The service will cater only to aircraft, ships, large trucks and RVs, for now
9 Mar 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021