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BT is to trial 100Mb fibre-to-the-premises broadband for high-rise buildings in a number of London locations, it has been reported.

The broadband provider is to conduct tests at tower blocks in West India Quay, Canary Riverside and Port East.

BT believes broadband speeds of up to 300Mb could be achievable for businesses operating in the City, helping professionals use the web to its full potential.

Jane Hewland, Secretary of 1WIQ, claimed that West India Quay is currently the slowest place for broadband in the whole of London.

"This is fantastic news for us," he told Wharf.co.uk – referring to the fibre broadband tests.

"We've had appalling problems. In these high rise buildings if you've got copper wire your broadband speeds are very slow."

BT is currently investing £2.5 billion rolling out high-speed broadband around the UK, with large urban areas among the first to benefit.

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