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Broadband provider EE is aiming to encourage greater online participation by launching National Techy Tea Party Day.

On Tuesday September 9th, between 9.30am and 11am, over 500 EE stores, offices and contact centres will host events for members of the public wanting to improve their digital skills.

EE is organising National Techy Tea Party Day in partnership with Age UK.

The broadband provider says it wants to help people "discover the magic of technology" and inspire them to get connected.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer at EE, said there are "huge benefits" to being connected in a world that is becoming increasingly digital.

"But technology is moving so fast and it can be hard to keep up," he noted.

"Through EE National Techy Tea Party Day, we want to use our staff’s expert knowledge to help those most in need develop these key digital skills."

Lucy Hastings, Lead for Digital Inclusion at Age UK, said technology can be daunting for many older people.

"Age UK locally helps thousands of people in later life to get to grips with technology, gaining skills and confidence to use the internet," she stated.

"EE National Techy Tea Party Day will give older people the chance on the high street to experience what the internet can offer such as keeping in touch with loved ones, discovering new hobbies, and saving money by shopping around.”

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