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FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids
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FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids

Commission asks for more due diligence on almost 200 funding applications
27 Jul 2021
Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020
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Careers & training

Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020

The most popular courses included computer science, programming, and machine learning
9 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide
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FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide

FCC’s senior Republican wants the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to help pay for broadband expansion
2 Jun 2021
Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS
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Careers & training

Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS

Only 4% of those surveyed by UCAS associate the word ‘prestigious’ with an apprenticeship
28 May 2021
Google extends online courses to UK job seekers
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Google extends online courses to UK job seekers

These Career Certificates include courses in IT support, project management, and UX design
26 May 2021
UK the 'most digitally advanced country in Europe'
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UK the 'most digitally advanced country in Europe'

However, McKinsey expects the use of digital services to fall as data-conscious Brits return to physical channels
24 May 2021
17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work
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17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work

Only 23% of surveyed employees received any digital skills training from their employers
17 May 2021
What is bandwidth?
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What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
13 May 2021
UK digital divide is "narrowing" as a result of the pandemic
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UK digital divide is "narrowing" as a result of the pandemic

More people accessed the internet during the past year, but 1.5 million households are still not connected
28 Apr 2021
AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide
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AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide

Telecoms giant is working with the Emergency Broadband Benefit program
14 Apr 2021
Government launches 400 free qualifications to help with economic recovery
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Government launches 400 free qualifications to help with economic recovery

There are 31 digital qualifications on offer, including courses in cyber security and coding
1 Apr 2021
Salesforce aims to close UK's digital divide with free skills workshop
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Salesforce aims to close UK's digital divide with free skills workshop

The programme covers a range of topics that are deemed essential for the contemporary job candidate
23 Mar 2021
UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery
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UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery

The number of students taking IT subjects at GCSE level has fallen by 40%, according to the Learning and Work Institute
22 Mar 2021
SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles
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Network & Internet

SpaceX to offer on-the-go internet service for vehicles

The service will cater only to aircraft, ships, large trucks and RVs, for now
9 Mar 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?
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Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?

IT departments in the private sector could help bridge the digital divide, both now and as we emerge from the current crisis
22 Jan 2021
UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide
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UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide

"Digital exclusion also exacerbates social exclusion", The Good Things Foundation has warned
7 Jan 2021
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
TechUK urges government to level digital divide
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TechUK urges government to level digital divide

CEO Julian David suggests closing the Local Digital Capital gap could add £145 billion to the UK economy and create 2.7 million
7 Dec 2020
UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020
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Careers & training

UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020

The programme has seen a surge of interest from India, the US, and Nigeria
19 Nov 2020
Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024
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Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024

Partnership with training provider QA aims to address growing demand for cloud services
12 Nov 2020
Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites
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Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites

Amazon must complete its satellite launches by July 30, 2029
31 Jul 2020