Internet service providers have spent the past year and a half bracing themselves. Dickel said BT had brought forward its planned 2.5 billion pound ($4 billion) investment upgrade program.
The chief operating officer of cell phone service provider O2 said his company had devoted 50 million pounds ($79 million) for Olympic-related projects. The Vodafone Group PLC, one of the world's largest mobile phone providers, said it was boosting coverage in public spaces — such as London's central Hyde Park — that are expected to see big crowds.
So far officials said they haven't felt the need to impose limits on how much data Londoners can use.
"Hopefully, no one will notice a thing," Blessing said. "We win if no one notices anything."
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