[bbc] The UK government has pledged to get another one million people online by 2012 as it pushes ahead with moving the majority of its services onto the web.
It has announced a £30m cash injection for UK online centres, set up nine years ago to provide help for those without internet access.
The government wants to get "the majority" of its services online in the next five years, Gordon Brown said.
It is estimated that around 10 million Britons have never touched a computer.
Of those, four million are regarded as socially excluded as well, with many using government benefit services.
The issue of digital exclusion has slowly been creeping up the political agenda as the government recognises the link between poverty and lack of access and sees potential for substantial savings by putting key services online.
Government offers cash to get next one million online