London Technology Week

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How did you use London Technology Week to put pressure on BT Openreach to improve broadband connectivity in London?


Answer for London Technology Week

Answer for London Technology Week

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During London Technology Week my connectivity toolkit for London boroughs, providers and other stakeholders went live. As well as highlighting best practice and useful datasets the toolkit includes a detailed London-wide connectivity map to highlight existing levels of high-speed connectivity as well as 'not-spots'. Users can register their demand for superfast connectivity and we are in discussions with providers to promote their availability in London as a dedicated layer.

My Deputy Mayor, Sir Edward Lister, also met with a variety of providers including BT at a meeting of the Connectivity Advisory Group held at Tech City UK on 17th June 2015.