The UK’s National Plan for Digital Participation

A new plan for increasing digital participation — getting more Britons online in four years, has been posted at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/uploads/plan-digital-participation.pdf It was launched today, 2 March 2010, by the Minister for Digital Britain, Stephen Timms. Ofcom’s Stewart Purvis, who coordinates a consortium of actors addressing digital participation, summarized the aim of the plan in an e-mail to consortium members, saying ‘The Government has set a target of 60% reduction in the 12.5 million people who are not online in the UK.’  This is clearly an ambitious goal, but the consortium does have many key actors involved in the effort.

There will be a Digital Participation Web site very soon, but comments on the plan are most welcome. In addition, information about the consortium is posted on the Web.

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