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Canary Wharf received a double broadband boost this week with news its internet exchange was to be upgraded while free Wi-fi on the estate was launched.

BT Openreach announced the exchange would be among those to receive optical fibre connections.

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Moves to change planning regulations may speed up the roll-out of superfast broadband, high on the wishlist of Tech City entrepreneurs and Docklands residents.

The new culture secretary has unveiled a raft of proposals to cut red tape which threatened to hamper plans to turn east London into a world-class hi-tech cluster.

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Docklands MP Stephen Timms today welcomed a decision by Ofcom to introduce 4G services ahead of an auction of the airwaves next year.

The watchdog has allowed T-Mobile and Orange to use some of their existing spectrum for superfast mobile broadband services - a decision that will spur economic growth, says the East Ham MP and shadow minister for employment.

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• The arrival of superfast broadband connections from BT and Virgin Media has boosted the average residential download speed by nearly 20 per cent during the last six months, to nine megabits per second, according to The Guardian

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So who is right in the battle for broadband? BT, which proclaims that London is the No.1 choice for businesses because of its high levels of connectivity (tethered to a multi-billion rolling upgrade in infrastructure).

Or the entrepreneurs working at the silicon-face of the east London Tech City dream.

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