Broadband

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1926
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the latest warning from business leaders that the lack of superfast broadband risks damaging the competitiveness of the capital, will you now demand an urgent meeting with the CEO of the BT Group to resolve this issue?

Answer

Answer for Broadband

Answer for Broadband

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are many connectivity providers in the capital and 100% of the capital can access business grade leased lines, 89% of the city can get 'next generation access' (NGA) broadband, and more may be able to access superfast connections through other technologies such as wireless services.

However, some parts of the city are still without access so my Connectivity Advisory Group, of which BT is a member, has developed a wide-ranging action plan, which includes the following:  

       A connectivity rating scheme, which will rate and promote the connectivity levels of different buildings to assist consumers to find appropriate premises, and encourage developers and property owners to improve the connectivity of their properties.

       A connectivity toolkit for London boroughs, providers and other stakeholders, which enable stakeholders to learn from best practice and access useful data.