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ISPs BT & PlusNet Comment in Browns Speech

Posted: 24th Sep, 2008 By: MarkJ
UK ISP's BT and PlusNet have welcomed yesterdays Labour party speech by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which re-announced a scheme to help get over one million low-income families and children online (original news):

A BT spokesman said: "BT has been helping to advise the Government on this programme for some time. We are excited by the opportunity to help ensure that all children in the UK have access to the most up to date educational tools. BT believes the scheme will work to address key problems that we as a socially-responsible company have been interested in for a long time, such as the substantial number of people who are still excluded from the internet.

We believe, like the Government, that access to computers and the internet for everyone is vital, particularly for children's education. Internet access for all, in the home, will make a huge impact on reducing 'IT illiteracy', providing the same opportunities that millions of others now take for granted. We look forward to hearing more details from the Government about the role we will be able to play in this important initiative.
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Plusnet CEO Neil Laycock said: “We believe that this initiative will go a long way to bridging the digital divide between the broadband haves and have nots.

It is vital that all children have internet at home so they can enjoy the same educational opportunities as their classmates. In this day and age, not having broadband is the equivalent of not having a pen and paper.

IT illiteracy needs to be addressed if the UK economy is to avoid long-term skills shortages. This move to tackle one of the main causes of educational exclusion is a major step in the right direction.

It will provide children and young people from all backgrounds access to the same learning tools, giving them improved job opportunities and a brighter future.
”
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