Broadband 'not-spots'

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2577
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What pressure has already been applied to Internet Service Providers to prioritise improving connections in London 'not spots' and what more do you intend to do?

Answer

Answer for Broadband 'not-spots'

Answer for Broadband 'not-spots'

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the first ever Connectivity Summit, which I convened in September 2014, I have continued to work with connectivity providers through my Connectivity Advisory Group.

During these meetings we have presented key problem areas as seen in the Connectivity Map and discussed how to make the capital the best connected city in Europe by improving affordable access to superfast connections for homes and small businesses.

I am seeking to ensure that everyone who wants it can access high-speed digital connectivity, including through my Connectivity Ratings Scheme (http://wiredscore.london), the Connectivity Toolkit (http://www.london.gov.uk/connectivity), lobbying and other measures.