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Tech City Struggles with Broadband

Tech City Struggles with Broadband

According to reports, technology companies in the tech city circle in London are struggling to access high speed fibre-optic broadband, which is drastically affecting their prosperity.

The entrepreneurs in London's silicon roundabout are becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of fibre, and currently have to turn dongles and copper wire connections in order to run their tech businesses.

Meg Hillier, MP of Hackney South and Shoreditch said: "We have some of the most technically focused companies relying on copper. I spoke to an entrepreneur who had to leave the area because the internet was so slow."

Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK said: "We appreciate that broadband access lead times and speed in the Old Street area is an on-going challenge and we are taking this message to the providers on behalf of local businesses."

A meeting was held last week, to collect data and build a clear picture of the broadband black spots.


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