Posted by Aston Avery

Data poverty is the unexpected consequence of cost of living crisis

Data poverty has become one of the unexpected consequences of the cost-of-living crisis with one-fifth (20%) of Brits saying they can no longer afford to be online.

As a result, vital day to day activities such as booking GP appointments, using online banking, or applying for jobs have become near impossible.

The research, commissioned by Community Fibre shows that just over half (53%) of adults polled simply can’t find the funds to pay for phone data, or broadband at home, effectively leaving them cut off.

Aston spoke to Graeme Oxby from Community Fibre and Ernest Doku from USwitch.

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