What Is Digital Place?
In 2020 Westminster City Council launched the ambitious City for All plan. One of the main pillars to deliver this vision is the creation of a Smart City, with great connectivity and innovative technology utilised in service delivery and the public realm. Our objective is to enhance the digital experiences and capabilities for our communities.
Our focus in Digital Place is to encourage and support the development of a robust digital infrastructure in Westminster that will enable the creation of a truly Smart City. We have produced various projects and initiatives in order to work closely with broadband providers, as well as our residents and businesses, to make Westminster an attractive place to build fibre connectivity and ensure effective utilisation.
Our journey began in 2016 when Westminster was languishing near the bottom of the connectivity league tables in the UK and since, thanks to our hard work and effective solutions, we have assisted the borough in becoming the London borough with the most fibre availability, as well as being the fastest London borough to rollout fibre in 2020.
In 2021, we are continuing to develop and launch exciting new initiatives to help reach our goal of full fibre availability for Westminster, and the development of a truly Smart City built upon a strong, fast, reliable digital infrastructure.