TalkTalk says goals of Race Online 2012 are a long way off

Friday, August 20th 2010
Broadband provider TalkTalk has said there is "a long way to go" until the whole of the UK gets access to the internet.
TalkTalk says goals of Race Online 2012 are a long way off
TalkTalk has stated that the government is still a long way from achieving its goal of getting everyone in the UK online in the coming years.

Under the Race Online 2012 initiative, policymakers have targeted getting the ten million people across the country without access to broadband browsing the web over the next two years.

However, TalkTalk's communications director Mark Schmid has noted this target is still some distance away from being achieved, given that the latest Ofcom report revealed only 71 per cent of UK households currently have broadband.

Mr Schmid said the study is "clear evidence that there's a long way to go before everyone in Britain is benefiting from the digital revolution".

But he added: "The good news is that internet take-up is increasing very fast among older age groups."

TalkTalk is currently offering six months of free home broadband - normally priced at £6.99 per month - for customers who sign up to its Essentials package.

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