- Analogue TV:
The traditional broadcast signal - 5 channels, received via an aerial. Analogue TV is limited to 5 channels because of the bandwidth that each channel requires. Digital signals use much less space on the broadcast spectrum, so you can receive more of them.
This refers to high-speed data transmission in which a single cable can carry a large amount of data at once. The most common types of Internet broadband connections are cable modems (which use the same connection as cable TV) and DSL modems (which use your existing phone line).
- Community capacity building:
Activities, resources and support that strengthen the skills and abilities of people and community groups to take effective action and leading roles in the development of their communities and to engage with public bodies.
Source: Communities and government
Find out more: Communities and Government.
- Digital Divide:
The gap between those people with effective access to digital and information technology and those without access to it. It includes the imbalances in geographical and physical access to technology, as well as those in resources and skills needed to participate effectively. The term also increasingly refers to the divide between the digitally savvy and those who are not aware of how digital technology can enhance business and personal lives.
- Digital Inclusion:
“The use of technology, either directly or indirectly, to improve the lives and life chances of people and the places in which they live”.
Source: The Digital Inclusion Landscape in England: Delivering Social Impact through Information and Communication Technology – March 2007.
Find out more: Digital Landscape Document .
- Digital Switchover:
The process of switching over the UK's current analogue television broadcasting system to digital. People need to adapt or upgrade their televisions and recording equipment to receive digital TV before the analogue signal is switched off in their area.
Analogue signal broadcasting will be switched off region-by-region in the period 2008 to 2012.
Source: Freesat See
Find out more: Digital UK.
- Service Transformation:
"Operating a more coherent, actively managed customer contact strategy across public services, so that citizens and businesses experience a more seamless and less time consuming service"
Source: Service transformation: A better service for citizens and businesses, a better deal for the taxpayer. Sir David Varney, December 2006
Find out more: Sir David Varney review of Service Transformation..
- Social Exclusion:
The Government has defined social exclusion as being a shorthand label for what can happen when individuals or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown. It can also have a wider meaning which encompasses the exclusion of people from the normal exchanges, practices and rights of society.
- Social Inclusion:
Social Inclusion is the position from where someone can access and benefit from the full range of opportunities available to members of society. It aims to remove barriers for people or for areas that experience a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown.
Source: London Development Agency