Digital poverty is still impacting schoolchildren and their families in the third lockdown, with thousands lacking the tools they need.
Labour attacks PM's bid to bury bad news by "sneaking out" abandonment of key election promise.
Fighting for internet access, studying through the night and using food banks to make ends meet. One parent shares the struggle of coping with the lockdown while in poverty.
Labour leader says he'd spend £20bn to create British broadband service to save households £30-a-month, while the PM says it is "crackpot" scheme.
In a hyper-connected world, being unable to access technology means poverty is more able to tighten its grip on your life, Garry Lemon, director of policy and research at the Trussell Trust, writes.
I was exhausted. It had been a great week in Bangladesh, but the overload of language, smells, refugee camps, seeing old
Women make up a majority of those without access to the internet which means that they are already disadvantaged from fully participating in globalisation.
Empowering women through technology will enable these companies to be the new drivers of economic and social change in the world--with the biggest ripple effect coming from women's access to technology.
A future labour government could go further: a basic laptop or tablet for all secondary school children. Financial backing for a Code Club at every primary school, like those supported by Battersea's Silicon Junction. Free, fast, national wifi in our country's most deprived, and often most densely populated, communities.
The sad reality is that digital isolation affects many more than 7 million adults. Two years ago, if you asked my mum (who is in her 70s) if she was online, she would have answered yes - because she had a computer and she'd used the internet. But I can assure you she wasn't because, at that time, she needed me to sit beside her just to make a Skype call.