Superfast fibre broadband in Westminster

Following a council campaign to bring superfast fibre broadband to Westminster, BT Openreach has committed to making fibre optic broadband available to an additional 38,874 homes and businesses in Westminster.

BT’s new investment will focus on three areas:

  • upgrading city cabinets that were not part of the original commercial plans due to technical challenges
  • rolling out ‘fibre to the remote node’ and to fibre broadband cabinets that serve multi-dwelling units, such as apartment blocks 
  • continuing to ensure the new fibre network is available on an ‘equivalent’ basis to all internet service providers that use the Openreach network.

Councillor Philippa Roe, Leader of Westminster City Council, said: "I’m delighted to see that BT Group is making a further investment in superfast fibre broadband within Westminster. I’ve been encouraging businesses and residents within the borough to register their interest in accessing superfast fibre broadband and it is great news to see this effort paying off. I would of course like all premises in the borough to have access to superfast fibre broadband and this is a good start in achieving that. I know our residents and businesses in the additional areas of Westminster where superfast fibre broadband will now be available will be very pleased."

With the Mayor of London’s office estimating that a shift from basic to superfast broadband could boost London’s economy by around £4billion by 2024, connecting all homes and businesses in Westminster continues to be a major priority for the council and work to help achieve this goal is on-going.

See if you can get superfast fibre broadband

There are other broadband providers available in Westminster offering superfast broadband and the council is working with them to improve connectivity for all.

Last updated: 13 January 2020