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Charity calls for end to data poverty in Scotland

Posted: 16th March 2021

People Know How have launched a nationwide campaign, Connectivity Now, calling for accessible and affordable connectivity in homes across Scotland to facilitate an end to data poverty.

Coronavirus highlighted digital exclusion across demographics, postcodes and sectors throughout Scotland. Organisations across sectors have now joined the battle against digital exclusion to continue offering their services, products or support. The Connectivity Now manifesto is a call-to-action for organisations across sectors. It consists of 3 actions:

  1. Regulate connectivity
  2. Link connectivity to shared spaces
  3. Zero-rate essential service websites

Read the full manifesto and pledge your support to #ConnectivityNow on People Know How’s website. To make your pledge even more impactful, the charity is encouraging pledgers to record a short video clip, completing the following sentence: I support Connectivity Now because… Pledges including a video will be shared on People Know How’s social media channels, tagging and promoting your organisation as a supporter.

To spread the word and help get more pledges, People Know How have posts pinned for you to share on their TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn channels and don’t forget to use the #ConnectivityNow hashtag!

Let’s unite our experiences from this pandemic and do something about data poverty!

Ready to pledge? Visit the website to read the manifesto, pledge your support and move one step closer to #ConnectivityNow:

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