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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Broadband in the City

Today the BBC reported that Londoners enjoy some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. This is great news, but doesn't tell the whole story.

There are still too many people in the Capital who struggle to get high speed internet access because their buildings have not had the required cables installed. Other people in large apartment buildings also struggle to get satellite or cable television installed because of the costs of rewiring the building. I hope that new wireless services can give these people more options for receiving broadband and digital television.

With that in mind, I tabled a couple of amendments today to a report on the "Digital Dividend" (see my blog from last Thursday) which seek to make these new wireless services more likely and offer the consumer more choice.

You can read the BBC's story here:

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