Broadband Promises

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3993
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following press reports that you are aiming to ensure that 99% of homes and businesses in London have super-fast broadband by 2018; can you confirm how you intend to achieve this?

Answer

Answer for Broadband Promises

Answer for Broadband Promises

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Considerable work has already been undertaken in this respect, for example, through the SuperConnected Cities Programme (for which we currently have nearly 3,000 applications for broadband vouchers from SMEs) and via the Mayoral Connectivity Summit in September.  The latter is being taken forward through the ongoing Connectivity Advisory Group which brings together key infrastructure providers, resellers, regulators and boroughs to address London’s remaining connectivity issues and take forward the actions proposed in the draft Infrastructure Plan in a collaborative and co-operative way.