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Olympics to cause London broadband backlog

Olympics Digital PreperationA ban on street works around the London Olympics will cause a backlog of installation and repair works.

Transport for London will launch an embargo from March 1 to September 30 on street works which affect key routes, sites and venues connected to the Olympic games.

From July 1, the embargo will be extended to the entire Olympic route network, which covers most central London streets.

Business ISP Fluidata warns that the restrictions will affect anyone who needs to lay fibre optic cable or test their cables via street access, and will leave a backlog when it’s lifted.

Fluidata has warned anyone who needs fibre connections installed to order new services before the embargoes begin or face a long wait.

If you’re not sure whether you’re on the Olympic Route Network, the official TfL ORN map is at


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