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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to boost the capital's digital connectivity.   A new Not-Spot Team is being set up to identify areas with particularly poor connectivity and then work with local authorities and providers to deliver solutions to the problem.

Councils will also be invited to a summit at City Hall to assist them in applying for money from the government's Digital Infrastructure Fund.

This should give local authorities an opportunity to share ideas and best practice on connectivity.

Meanwhile, Transport for London will look to bring mobile connectivity to London Underground tunnels, so Tube passengers will have continuous phone coverage and internet access as they travel.

"London is now a leading global tech hub, with thriving start-ups alongside major companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google," Mr Khan said.

"But our digital connectivity needs to be improved - internet connectivity is now a key public utility, and it is no surprise that some businesses see poor connectivity as a barrier to growth."

Mr Khan insisted that if London is to remain competitive in the global economy, every person in the city needs to be able to access a fast and reliable digital connection.

"That means working to boost connectivity across London, tackling not-spots, delivering connectivity in the London Underground and working with local authorities to provide digital infrastructure fitting of a global tech hub," he commented.

David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, added that the city should make the most of existing infrastructure, such as the London Underground network, to boost speeds and coverage in areas that have been "left behind".

However, he insisted that planners in London must get behind this effort, or the city's digital ambitions will be at risk of being "strangled by red tape".

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