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On digital inclusion Cameron promises a ‘Manifesto for a networked nation’: but the UK government’s broadband aims remain unambitious

Gilson, Christopher (2010) On digital inclusion Cameron promises a ‘Manifesto for a networked nation’: but the UK government’s broadband aims remain unambitious. British Politics and Policy at LSE (03 Aug 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The internet is now a ubiquitous force in our lives, with more than four fifths of the UK population online. And in an age of fiscal austerity there is considerable pressure for government to more effectively cut costs by shifting more and more public services online. However, Chris Gilson finds that government policies aimed at getting more people online may not close the ‘digital divide’, and that the aims for UK broadband speeds are anyway underwhelming.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 10:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39681/

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