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Guaranteeing 2Mb broadband across the UK is as much about tackling social problems as it is about digital inclusion, it has been argued.

According to DC10plus, the government's plans for universal broadband access can play an important role in helping to solve the wider issues that affect things such as personal finances and education.

The organisation, which campaigns for social inclusion through technology, was in attendance at the recent Westminster eForum entitled Broadband for All?, which took place at London's Adelaide House on July 16th.

There, the National Director of DC10plus, Stephen Dodson, suggested that although Digital Britain goes some way towards addressing problems in the broadband industry, there remains plenty to do.

"What I want and request from the consortium and the Digital Champion [Martha Lane Fox] is to join this bid up with other government policy areas," he said.

"We can start tackling some of these issues that affect us all. Let's join up, let's start thinking more creatively."

Last month, the Commission for Rural Communities published its Mind the Gap report on England's digital divide, claiming that rural broadband users are losing out on the social, economic and cultural benefits of high-speed internet connections.

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