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High streets 'must embrace internet'

Wi-Fi and 4G services across the UK

The Digital High Street Advisory Board has called on the government to improve Wi-Fi and 4G services across the UK in order to help the UK's high streets to survive. John Walden, chief executive of Home Retail Group, said: 'Many members of UK town centres are struggling to keep up with consumers in terms of their digital capabilities, and given the pace of digital growth, many towns lack sufficient infrastructure and basic digital skills.' The report recommended improving broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi services in town centres; introducing programmes to train individuals and small businesses in digital skills; creating a digital lab where businesses can access equipment and training; and introducing a ranking of high streets based on their 'digital health'. The advisory board was set up last year to develop the work of the government's Future High Street Forum.

 

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