Too many Whanganui households are on the wrong side of the digital divide, Alistair Fraser says.

They are households without a connection to the internet. He estimates 18 per cent of Whanganui households - about 800 - are without access to the internet except through the expensive data on a mobile phone.

"We have still got a long way to go," he said.

He's the Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa ambassador for the Whanganui region, and also the former co-ordinator of the Computers in Homes programme here. He would like access for all and says the Spark Foundation's subsidised broadband initiative