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DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries arrives for a Cabinet Meeting at Downing Street on November 16, 2021
broadband

DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout

New report by the Committee of Public Accounts has found that the UK is unlikely to hit the 85% coverage target by 2025
19 Jan 2022
UK gov to open nine new Institutes of Technology to tackle skills shortage
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Careers & training

UK gov to open nine new Institutes of Technology to tackle skills shortage

Courses lasting between six weeks to a year are designed to help students space out their studies and learn at a pace that works for them
17 Dec 2021
Cornwall Council to lend laptops to the homeless
A homeless man on the street
Laptops

Cornwall Council to lend laptops to the homeless

Partnership with the St Petrocs charity launches initiative to tackle the digital divide
23 Nov 2021
How AI-powered tech can improve digital accessibility
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artificial intelligence (AI)

How AI-powered tech can improve digital accessibility

With COVID highlighting the widening digital divide for people with disabilities, can AI come to the rescue?
23 Nov 2021
How to make workplace tech inclusive for an ageing workforce
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Careers & training

How to make workplace tech inclusive for an ageing workforce

While experienced workers don’t need tech handholding, your business can yet streamline its IT to render it more accessible
19 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims
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Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims

A study from the company found that half of 18-24-year olds have limited access to a laptop, tablet or PC
12 Oct 2021
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?
Data in a tunnel for analytics
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
Telecommunications mast in a rural part of the UK at dusk
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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
Startup thinking of ideas
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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
Aerial view video of telecommunication tower in the countryside farming fields with 4G, 5G cellular network antennas.
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'
A digital Union Jack
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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