DD1317 Broadband Connectivity Rating Scheme

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1317
Date signed: 
01 July 2015
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The Mayor announced in September 2014 that he would support the establishment of a Connectivity Rating Scheme in London, the provider of which will:

• develop an online platform that offers a survey function for property managers/owners;

• develop an advice section on improving connectivity for property manager/owners and tenants;

• develop a searchable directory of rated properties;

• provide chargeable assessment visits from engineers to give property owners certified ratings;

• provide detailed technical advice on current connectivity levels and how to improve; and

• facilitate a building’s improved connectivity by connecting property managers with a range of internet service providers (ISPs).

It is proposed that the GLA pay £50,000 and grant rights for the use of the ‘Supported by Mayor of London’ branding in exchange for the development of the platform, the operation of the scheme, and a data sharing agreement with the provider. The provider will be afforded the right to exploit commercial opportunities arising from the provision of the services to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the service, following the GLA’s payment of fees.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice