Fasthosts Joins Race Online 2012!
Fasthosts is an offical partner of Race Online 2012, the landmark challenge led by the UK’s Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox, which aims to make the UK the first nation in the world where everyone can use the web.
More than 10 million adults across the UK have never used the internet and worryingly, 4 million of this group are also socially excluded. They are all missing out on the opportunities and cost efficiencies that the web has to offer.
Of the 4 million adults offline who are socially and digitally excluded:
- 39% are over 65 years old
- 38% are unemployed
- 19% are in families with children
Martha Lane Fox said ‘Creating a networked nation would mean significant benefits to society and the economy and mark a change for the country as a whole. Race Online 2012 aims to show there is both a moral and economic imperative for the wider business community to take the issue of digital inclusion much more seriously.
As an official Race Online 2012 partner, Fasthosts joins BT, Google, Comet, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Skype, Moneysupermarket.com, Sky and TalkTalk, whose remarkable vision and support has already resulted in a commitment to get a staggering 1.7 million new users online.
We’re urging all customers to lay down a Digital Promise that will help inspire, educate and train the 10 million people in the UK who are currently offline. We want all our customers to be a part of this incredible cross-sector movement which will put an end to the digital divide.
Race Online 2012 wants any organisation of any size to get involved and help tackle the issue. From encouraging business partners to sign up, to teaching friends and family to get online, or by donating old IT equipment locally – there are opportunities for all businesses to make a difference. It’s simple to sign up – it only takes five minutes to register.
All Race Online 2012 partners are automatically entitled to access the Race Online 2012 partner toolkits which include a Race Online 2012 certificate, online media and communication materials to help promote their initiatives and spread the word, plus access to the Race Online 2012 news feed offering 24/7 digital inclusion news updates.
Please click on this link http://raceonline2012.org/get-involved to become an official Race Online 2012 partner, where you can explain what your organisation is doing or can do to help make the UK one of the first countries in the world to establish a fully online, internet enabled society.
- To find out more about becoming a Race Online 2012 partner visit http://www.raceonline2012.org/get-involved
- For people who are already online and know someone who is not visit http://www.helppassiton.co.uk/
- To find out more about getting online call 0800 77 1234 to find your nearest UK online centre where friendly staff are waiting to help you get started.
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