My attention was grabbed this morning by this headline:
City missing out on broadband
on this story http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/city-missing-out-on-broadband.18176315 about Glasgow having the lowest take up of broadband in the country.
I meet a lot of people, particularly out in the countryside, when I am working on rural broadband issues, who think that the cities are all sorted when it comes to digital inclusion and people benefiting from modern technologies. My response to that is often to point out that having a fast connection running past your home, or close to it, does not necessarily mean you can afford to use it. There are all sorts of factors, not least finances, which prevent people from benefiting from what the internet has to offer in the modern world.