TCIO seeks broadband feedback
Businesses based in the UK's Tech City are being encouraged to give feedback on the availability of broadband in the area.
The Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) has called for firms to get in touch regarding any issues relating to high-speed internet access, such as cost, availability and the time it takes for problems to be resolved.
"We want to find out the reality of the broadband situation in your area," the body said in a statement, adding it is aware fast broadband is "crucial to the Tech City community".
The organisation hopes to make Tech City, located in east London, the leading European location for companies operating in the IT and digital industries by assisting small firms looking to expand and encouraging investment.
Google and Yammer are two firms to have already established a presence in Tech City, which encompasses Shoreditch's Old Street area, known as Silicon Roundabout due to the high concentration of tech businesses.
Virgin Media is using Silicon Roundabout as a test area for new super-fast broadband speeds of up to 1.5Gbps - as much as 240 times faster than the current national average.
Executive director of broadband at Virgin Media Jon James explained the trial is a result of Virgin wanting to "explore what our unique fibre optic network is capable of".