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 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Getting Everyone Online Would Save Billions

The founder of lastminute.com, Martha Lane Fox, has unveiled an ambitious policy to get everyone in Britain online by 2012, backed by a study that says it would save the government up to 1bn annually in customer service costs and boost the economy by more than 20bn.

Lane Fox, who is now chair of the government-created Digital Inclusion Task Force, says that getting the 10m Britons who have never used the internet to go online could generate at least 22.6bn in economic benefit including at least 10.6bn over the lifetimes of the 1.6m children who have never used it.

 

(Source: Guardian)

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