Investment in Broadband

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1304
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the suggestion in the Jobs and Growth Plan for London that you will invest in Broadband in order 'to ensure London has the underpinning technological infrastructure to support rapid growth', will you help improve Broadband connectivity in areas such as Rotherhithe where businesses have reported being affected by slow speeds?

Answer

Answer for Investment in Broadband

Answer for Investment in Broadband

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Rotherhithe is expected to benefit from Super Connected Cities (SCCP) funding, through the launch of a pan London 'voucher' scheme to enable start-ups to access ultrafast broadband. These plans are, however, still subject to state aid approval and so will not be confirmed until later in the year. The GLA is supportive of digital connectivity initiatives in London and will ask all boroughs to promote this scheme after EU commission approval later this year.