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London suffers from 'sub-standard' connectivity - report

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Paul Jennette
Jun 29, 2017 11:45
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Worse than York, which is 'frankly embarrassing'

The capital has "sub-standard" broadband and 4G speeds, causing it to lag behind smaller UK cities such as York, Coventry and Edinburgh - according to a report (PDF) today by the London Assembly.

Poor connectivity is threatening London's success and international competitiveness, as the capital suffers from "not spots" and "digital deserts" in areas like Rotherhithe in Southwark, it said.

Navin Shah, chair of the Regeneration Committee, said: “London’s digital connectivity is frankly embarrassing in some areas."

The London Assembly Regeneration Committee investigation noted that London lacks full fibre connections, ranking 30 out of 63 cities across the UK when it comes to high broadband speeds.

The capital is also held back by limited 4G coverage – ranking in the bottom five UK cities with 73.6 per cent of 4G coverage, it said.

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