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Broadband provider BT has been successfully prosecuted for a number of failings related to roadworks in London.

The telecoms giant, along with Cable & Wireless, has been held responsible for a series of "badly managed roadworks" in the capital, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

Westminster Magistrate's Court fined BT £3,765 and ordered the firm to pay prosecution costs of £5,050 for failings including working without a permit, breaching permit conditions and a failure to notify Transport for London of planned workings.

Leon Daniels, the authority's Managing Director for Surface Transport, said roadworks offences by any utility company cause "significant disruption" to all road users.

This then has a knock on effect to local businesses across London, he stated.

"Those companies should be aware that we will continue to prosecute where infringements occur," Mr Daniels added.

"We will continue to work to further reduce roadworks disruption across London, helping to make journeys for pedestrians, cyclists and road users smoother for all."

BT is in the process of investing £2.5 billion upgrading its national broadband infrastructure to support next-generation fibre services.

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