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London First’s responds to BT’s announcement of plans to improve the UK’s broadband capability with its ‘ultrafast’ G.fast service

In  response to BT’s announcement of plans to improve the UK’s broadband capability with its ‘ultrafast’ G.fast service, John Dickie, director of strategy at London First, said:

“These plans are good news for the UK and London in particular.

“London and the South East have more tech workers than Silicon Valley, but our standing as a technology capital is held back by a reputation for poor digital connectivity.

“This is driven by some pockets of under-performance – which is a particular challenge because these areas are concentrated in the centre and East of London, exactly where many high-growth SMEs are located.”

 

We recently released a major report on the future of the capital, ‘London 2036’, which was carried out on behalf of the Mayor, Boris Johnson.

It set out what the capital needs to do to remain a global hub in the future. The analysis showed better digital connectivity would be crucial to support the city’s future growth.

The full report can be accessed here

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