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Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 913608, tabled on 18 March 2021

What steps he is taking to tackle the digital divide.

Answered on

18 March 2021

To tackle the digital divide and support connectivity we have worked with providers on social tariffs meaning low cost landline and broadband services for those on means-tested benefits.

DCMS has also launched the Digital Lifeline fund to provide devices, data and support to 5000 adults with learning disabilities. In addition, to boost skills, we have made digital qualifications to level 1 for adults free of charge.

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