7/13/2012 11:06:42 AM
Everything Everywhere co-founds charity aiming to get more Britons online
Everything Everywhere has become a founding partner in a charity aiming to make more Britons digitally literate.
Go On UK was founded by entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and aims to connect the estimated 8.1 million Britons who have never used the internet. Everything Everywhere will run a number of programmes in store and in communities that will launch later this year.
Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee said: 'With more than 20 million people in the UK rarely or never using the internet, it’s clear more needs to be done to ensure people have access to a good connection and understand the value it can bring to their lives. Everything Everywhere is committed to addressing both elements of this equation, investing £1.5bn in bringing fast 4G mobile networks to the UK as soon as possible and supporting Go ON UK in building digital skills across the country.'
Martha Lane Fox, founder of Go ON UK, said: 'Everything Everywhere is vital to the work we’re doing. Through its valuable support of Go ON UK, it is investing in the digital future of the country by ensuring we have the infrastructure and expertise to compete in tomorrow’s world. Mobile internet has the ability to help revolutionise how SMEs grow and can transform the way charities deliver their frontline services. We are delighted to be working with such a great British company that supports our society and economy by bringing the benefits of digital connectivity to individuals and organisations across the UK.'
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