The case for universal digital access, as home-based computing becomes a post-pandemic norm

Assoc Prof Irene YH Ng from the Dept of Social Work and Director of the Social Service Research Centre at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Nominated Member of Parliament Prof Lim Sun Sun, Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, discussed how in a rapidly digitalising society, comprehensive digital access in the form of Wi-Fi, devices and technological literacy, is a critical social leveller as a conduit for education, upskilling and employment. They opined that the best way to ensure that everyone gets onboard is to make universal digital access an affordable public utility.