No Cash For Broadband Britain, Says Lane Fox

The UK's digital champion Martha Lane Fox will attempt to bring the UK's remaining Britons online despite budget constraints, the Telegraph has reported.

Lane Fox has said that the current coalition government has not provided her with the budget to bring the remaining 10 million Britons online, but that she can still "make big inroads into that 10 million number without having to spend money.”

The initiative, Networked Nation, was initiated by the previous Labour government under Gordon Brown and has continued by David Cameron's new coalition government.

Networked Nation's aim is to bring everyone of working age online by 2015, and for the digital processing of all applications for school places and free school meals.

“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. By getting more people online, everyone wins,” Lane Fox said while launching the project.