100% Digital Leeds

 “Although many of them may have data access via their phone and can do basics like using social media, a huge number of people are thought to be slipping through the net when it comes to being able to use other online services and opportunities like job hunting.”

This recent article by the Yorkshire Evening Post addresses the issue of digital exclusion in Leeds; Leeds City Council apparently considers spending £45 million pounds on the digital inclusion of Leeds’ most marginalized people. According to the local newspaper, the scheme, which is called 100% Digital Leeds will provide free broadband, as well as tablet computers, to ‘digitally excluded’ adults in Leeds.  The article claims that more than 90.000 people in the city, would fall under that category.

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