Boris Johnson is going to boost internet connectivity across London with help from the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie

 
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Sick of bad internet connections? You’re not the only one - but things could be about to change.

The much-maligned Walkie Talkie building is about to live up to its name in more ways than one, as it becomes one of the buildings signed up boost internet connectivity in London.

To improve connectivity across the capital, London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a Connectivity Ratings Scheme, which 10 major buildings have initially signed up to.

The Walkie Talkie is among them, as is the Leadenhall Building (or the Cheesegrater, as it is more commonly called) and City Hall.

By making information about broadband connectivity more transparent with an official rating delivered by WiredScore, the goal is to help businesses make more informed decisions about what buildings have good enough connectivity to meet their needs - and give landlords a push to improve their connectivity.

Boris Johnson said of the scheme:

By working to deliver world-class affordable connectivity for everyone we are ensuring that London has the digital infrastructure in place to stay ahead of our competitors.

Curious to know how the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater did? They both got platinum status - the top rating.