Broadband

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1312
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support the findings of the recent report from Ofcom, which will require BT to allow easier access for rivals to lay their own fibre cables along BT telegraph polls and in cable ducts?

Answer

Answer for Broadband

Answer for Broadband

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Ofcom's recent digital communications review promises to create conditions conducive to delivering the more diverse and innovative supply of connectivity services, something that is important ensuring that London has the digital infrastructure it needs to continue to grow and thrive.

The simplification of third-party access to telegraph poles, cable ducts, street cabinets and other infrastructure routes through clearer and easier to access processes and systems will enable competition.

Through my Digital Connectivity Group, I will work with London's connectivity stakeholders to ensure that the review's recommendations are followed through in a way that serves our ambition for more ubiquitous connectivity supply in the capital.