Manchester Broadband Campaign

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4600
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What lessons can London learn from the campaign for better broadband in Manchester which has resulted in a number of providers coming forward with connectivity solutions?

Answer

Answer for Manchester Broadband Campaign

Answer for Manchester Broadband Campaign

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Manchester had some good early success in delivering joint voucher schemes for multiple businesses, based on good engagement with office premises landlords and ISP suppliers.

The GLA team maintains good engagement with other SuperConnected Cites and monitor their performance to keep track of innovative practice.

There are a number of joint voucher schemes now in London that have either been delivered or are in progress. The GLA delivery team is maintaining good levels of engagement with the best performing suppliers to monitor and facilitate joint voucher scheme delivery.