Breaking down the digital divide
Internet4All is a growing network of 200 organisations and individuals. We are front line workers, community-based organisations, refugees, youth service providers, homeless families, care experienced young people and carers. We live with digital exclusion daily and support each other to promote digital rights and secure universal and free access to the internet.
- Immediate and targeted relief
Open up wifi in publicly funded facilities such as homeless shelters and care homes to residents
- Guaranteed internet access
Internet Service Providers across Ireland should open all of their wifi hotspots to the public where the infrastructure exists
What we want
Growing digital divide
The number of homes in NI that faced the Covid-19 lockdown with inadequate access to Internet broadband services. This equates to 8.5% of the total number of homes.
The revenue of the largest UK operator of fixed line, broadband and mobile services. BT has the infrastructure to open Wi-Fi to the public across Northern Ireland, with 62,000 hotspots in Belfast alone.
The percentage of unemployed young people from the Belfast who reported they had no reliable access to broadband or WiFi and had to rely on either contracted or pay as you go data. This is compared to 13% of the general population.
Impact of limited Internet access
The Digitalisation of Public Services and Widening Inequality
As the public sector finds new, digital ways to do the jobs previously done by humans alone – more and more of our day to day lives are lived out online.