The UK's digital champion Martha Lane Fox has said that the current Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition government hasn’t provided her with required funds to bring the remaining population living offline to online.
However, Lane Fox said she was determined to bring the remaining 10 million Britons online by the end of 2012.
The program, called Networked Nation, was started by the previous Gordon Brown government. The initiative has an aim to bring everyone of working age online by 2015, and for the digital processing of all applications for school places and free school meals.
While launching the project, Lane Fox had said, “Networked Nation is a rallying cry for the 40 million internet users in the UK to help 10 million people who have yet to enjoy the huge benefits of the web.”
The David Cameron's new coalition government kept the initiative alive.
Lane Fox said five hundred private companies have made substantial commitments toward the Networked Nation program, which could make big changes.
She further said that the program could take advantage of a lot of technology that had already been invested into by the public sector.
Separately, the Digital Inclusion Award will be awarded on Thursday 11 November 2010 to the organisation which has made a noteworthy contribution in promoting digital inclusion by giving people the skills or the chance to use the internet.