Gordon Brown’s move today to invest Â£300m to offer free computers and internet access for more than a million children from low income families has to be welcomed. As does Boris Johnson’s vision of London as a ‘wi-fi’ city, also unveiled today.
With more and more of us spending more and more time online, doing more and more things from communicating to searching for jobs etc. etc., countries that invest in the proper infrastructure will surely find themselves in a very strong position in the future. Britain is in danger of lagging behind.
Jeff Jarvis even questions whether the $700bn that the US government is pledging to bail-out the US economy could be better spent in other ways, including rolling out public Wi-max for a fraction of the price.