Smart thinking on digital inclusion from Singapore government

By on 12/04/2014 | Updated on 04/02/2022

The government of Singapore is set to spend millions of dollars on driving digital inclusion throughout the country.

In a recent announcement, the country’s minister for communications and information, Yaacob Ibrahim, said the government was focused on helping low-income households switch to digital communications.

In addition, Ibrahim indicated that the fund would be used to help third-sector welfare organisations make best use of the latest technology in delivering services.

The amount of money available to make Singapore a “Smart Nation” is reported to be eight million Singaporean dollars – giving a good indication of the government’s commitment to helping citizens get online.

Ibrahim stated: “The government has been stepping up its efforts at digital inclusion to ensure that no segment of the community is excluded from the benefits that the internet can bring – for example, access to information and e-services.”

About Kevin Sorkin

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