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THE JOURNEY TO A FUTURE COUNCIL IS DIGITAL

Digital Birmingham's Heike Schuster-James shares her observations on Birmingham's Future Council programme following a year working on the project.

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ED VAISEY INTRODUCES DIGITAL BILL TO PARLIAMENT

On Tuesday, the Digital Economy Minister introduced the Digital Economy Bill to Parliament. Calling on the Digital Leaders community, he said: "The UK has always been at the forefront of technological change, and the measures in the Digital Economy Bill, which we hope the Digital Leaders community will support, provides the necessary framework to make sure we remain world leaders."

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GO ON LOCAL - IMPROVING BASIC DIGITAL SKILLS

Do something to help your local community acquire the basic digital skills to be able to get online! Our partners at Go ON UK have put together a wealth of information to support you or to help a friend, colleague or neighbour get online. Please see https://local.go-on.co.uk/ for more information.

ACTION NEEDED ON DIGITAL SKILLS SAYS COMMITTEE

The Science and Technology Committee publishes a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the digital skills crisis.12.6 million adults in the UK lack basic digital skills; 5.8 million people have never used the internet...

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#SMARTBRUM LISTED IN TOP 3 UK SMART CITIES!

A Smart Cities Index Report - the first of its kind - commissioned and released earlier this week by Huawei UK has listed Birmingham as the 3rd smartest city in Britain ahead of the likes of Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds!

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CITIZENS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM FREE PUBLIC WI-FI!

Free public access Wi-Fi has been successfully installed in over 200 public buildings across Birmingham - making it easier than ever for citizens to access online services in buildings delivering council services.

See this interactive map for a connected building near you.



Digital Birmingham have collaborated with the key organisations to produce an ambitious framework, and a clear set of actions, for the future of the city. This is an exemplary smart city plan.

Peter Madden, CEO of the Future Cities Catapult