At a meeting of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Finance and Delivery Policy and Accountability Committee this week, it was revealed 6,600 local homes are unable to get superfast broadband, because the greedy Council are blocking BT Openreach from doing the necessary works by demanding higher than necessary fees.
Given the high density of Hammersmith & Fulham, the borough should be leading the way – yet is below the London average. 94.3 per cent of our properties having access to superfast broadband in London - overall it is 95.3 per cent.
BT Openreach had plans to roll it out to another 6,600 homes in Hammersmith & Fulham. They have, however, formally suspended any further rollout as a result of the Council demanding higher than necessary fees and making unreasonable demands about notice periods for roadworks.
Let all Hammersmith & Fulham residents with slow internet access know the blame lies squarely with the Labour Council, who see a fight with BT Openreach over money as more important than getting on with the job.