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Westminster City Council has secured a broadband deal that will enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to purchase faster and better broadband.
The £2.8 million deal will deliver the European Regional Development fund (ERDF) project helping SMEs to purchase better broadband using an approved list of broadband providers.
Businesses within the borough will be able to get £2000 worth of vouchers towards an ultrafast connection thanks to the Connect Westminster scheme.
Jonathan Glanz, Lead Member for the Shared Economy, said: “We are committed to increasing the provision of cost-effective ultrafast broadband by working with broadband providers to improve connectivity, as part of our ‘City for All’ priority. This in turn will enable SME businesses in Westminster to grow, increase productivity and access new markets which are of fundamental importance to London’s position as a leading global city.”
Robert Davis, Deputy Leader for Business, Culture and Heritage, said: “Westminster is a national global centre of employment and industry, containing more businesses and employees than any other London borough. With 47,165 businesses and 697,400 jobs and with an expected 14 per cent projected employee growth between 2016 and 2041, which illustrates the significance of Westminster’s contribution to London’s economy and our need for ultrafast broadband, so that we can continue to be the best place in the UK to start and grow a business.”
By Graham Payne, CEO of Opencell, ensuring everyone indoors has network.
Your mobile phone rings at work, it’s an important call and you need to answer but when you pick up, the call drops. After a few failed call-back attempts, you realise you need to go outside to get a good connection. So off you go to return the call you can’t miss, in a way that wastes more of your time than necessary, out in the open (oh no!) it’s raining, and quite frankly you need to be getting on with that work left over from yesterday, and now the wind is making it hard to hear…