In the latest issue of UK5G Innovation Briefing, AWTG describes how wireless technologies can help local government improve digital inclusion.
Wireless technologies such as WiFi, 5G and FWA can provide rural and disadvantaged urban communities with access to the internet, often connecting the very people who need it the most. AWTG has over 10 years’ experience of designing, building and managing wireless networks for this very purpose. Increasing the coverage and choice of digital connectivity is a pillar of any digital inclusion framework. AWTG and Nokia also recognise that other factors such as motivation and digital skills also play a vital role in any inclusion strategy.
In this article, AWTG and Nokia share their insights into digital inclusion. The global pandemic has broadened the digital divide; the gap between those who can access online resources and engage with digital technologies and services, and those who cannot. Digital inclusion initiatives reduce this divide and ensure that more and more people have access to healthcare, education, financial services and work opportunities.
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