Broadband in Kensington

Meeting with the Minister to discuss the urgent need to improve Broadband access in Kensington.

Local meeting was held at the Town Hall with Councillors, Openreach team from BT and Tony Devenish from the GLA. All residents urgently need good broadband. Cllr Matthew Palmer also led a resident meeting to improve these services with representatives from BT.

There are several free websites to enable you to check your broadband speed – 96% of the borough has high speed access.

However Openreach do have to agree work on our streets and pay for repairs with the Council. Local residents associations have been working with Openreach to drive through improvements to broadband services.

There are no barriers to improving the speeds locally. Some years ago there were planning concerns between the Borough and BT because of the sizes of the proposed boxes on the streets but that is no longer the case.

Broadband services and access to our streets is organised by the Council services. If you are having a problem contact your local Councillor.

As an elected member of the GLA I also pursued this topic as it is important for local businesses and residents:

TfL – Greater London Authority
Fibre Optic Broadband. Question No: 2015/2213. Victoria Borwick. Many residents and businesses say that they are constantly promised that their internet speeds will be increased, but in fact there has been very little progress. Can the Mayor therefore give a borough by borough update on what is happening with the …
victoria borwick » GLA Conservatives – Research, reports, and …
London one of the worst capitals in Europe for broadband speeds – behind Paris, Bucharest and Kiev. 341,592 residents in inner London are without modern high-speed internet access, according to an investigation by GLA Conservative . These boroughs suffer from old poor quality lines leading to slow …
London one of worst cities in Europe for slow broadband speed …
3 Aug 2015 – Kensington MP and former deputy mayor Victoria Borwick accused BT’s infrastructure arm Openreach, which lays new fibre optic cables in the ground, of “failing” inner London. Lady Borwick called on the Government to do more to improve residential broadband in these areas. She said: “At these kinds of …
GLA Conservatives – London is One of the Slowest EU Capitals for …
15 Jul 2015 – A quick look at Ookla’s normally quite over optimistic speedtest data similarly reports that the city as a whole delivers an average download speed of … Victoria Borwick has said that she will today call upon the Mayor of London to work with her and lobby government to improve residential broadband in …
Kensington | London – ITV News – ITV.com
“Whilst I’m sure the residents of Kensington and Chelsea appreciate the historic streetscape, we don’t believe this should have to mean that homes and businesses in the borough have to put up with historic broadband speeds.” “We have installed more than 4,000 fibre cabinets across London, including borough’s like …

Broadband in Kensington

Meeting with the Minister to discuss the urgent need to improve Broadband access  in Kensington.

Local meeting was held at the Town Hall with Councillors, Openreach team from BT and Tony Devenish from the GLA.   All residents urgently need good broadband. Cllr Matthew Palmer also led a resident meeting to improve these services with representatives from BT.

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