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Published: 13th May 2014

A number of technology businesses in London have complained about the lack of fast broadband in the capital.

Based in the area known as the Shoreditch Triangle, the companies are currently having to use dongles and outdated cable-based connections to get online, the London Evening Standard reports. 

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, stated: "We have some of the most technically focused companies relying on copper. I spoke to an entrepreneur who had to leave the area because the internet was so slow."

She said one of the worst things about the issue is its "intractable" nature, with no one sure who to blame for the lack of connectivity. 

Earlier this year, it was revealed that some of the most expensive housing developments in London are struggling with slow broadband speeds.

According to the Guardian, services at the One Hyde Park complex cannot exceed ten Mbps, despite the average property costing £22 million.