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The digital crossroads provides an opportunity to rethink how millions of people work—and live

Only by improving infrastructure and delivering more training will we help millions adjust to the new digital age

By Jo Stevens   October 2020

The government aims for 100 per cent full-fibre broadband coverage by 2033. At present, only 8 per cent of households are covered. Photo: © Marcus Harrison-business/Alamy Stock Photo

Like many of us, my days now revolve around my laptop. We’re spending more and more time online. Our social lives have become Zoom drinks with friends, virtual trips to the theatre and oh so many quizzes. 

The transition to a digital economy has only been accelerated by Covid-19, as huge numbers of people work from home. For some,…

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