An estimated six million people around the world are benefitting from consistent and reliable digital connectivity during the Covid-19 crisis thanks to WiredScore, an international digital connectivity rating company backed by Legal & General.
Legal & General invested in WiredScore two years ago because of the key role that technology will play in making the cities of the future great places to live and work, but the pandemic has accelerated the need for reliable digital services.
The company operates certification schemes for landlords with commercial and residential properties and has so far certified the connectivity of around 3,000 commercial buildings across 10 countries, as well as 10,000 homes in the UK. It means the millions of people who live and work in those buildings can rely on consistent digital connectivity or can be confident that their landlords know what needs to be done to improve it.
The company was founded in New York but launched in the UK five years ago after winning the Greater London Authority’s tender to be the official Mayor of London’s Digital Connectivity Rating Scheme. As one of the UK’s biggest developers and landlords, Legal & General supported WiredScore’s funding round in 2018, and the company now accredits the digital connectivity of two million square feet of our own commercial real estate as well more than 1,000 of our homes.