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May 2, 2017  2:03 PM

This government’s cowardice over the broadband USO is farcical

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

So the Digital Economy Bill, setting new standards for broadband and mobile provision, data-sharing and more, is law, waved through along with a whole bunch of other stuff the government would rather you forgot about and just in time for the dissolution of Parliament ahead of the General...

February 14, 2017  11:40 AM

Oops. Openreach boss has shocking time in Shropshire

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, Openreach

Did you hear the one about the time Openreach CEO Clive Selley visited the countryside and was shocked, shocked I say, to discover that people in rural areas have difficulty accessing fit-for-purposeĀ  broadband? No, it's not fake news. This happened. According to the


October 4, 2016  3:26 PM

Can the EC telecoms directive make it into UK law before Brexit?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Brexit, Broadband, EU, telecoms

Last month, European Commission (EC) president Jean-Claude Juncker laid out three key objectives for a new telecoms framework, to be met by 2025. These are: to give schools,...


July 12, 2016  10:03 AM

Consumer broadband habits versus next-gen services

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Bandwidth, Broadband, streaming

G-PON as we know it today is rapidly approaching the end of the growth phase in its technology lifecycle, writes Adtran's Ronan Kelly. There is a surge in gigabit broadband service offerings that began in...


June 28, 2016  8:58 AM

Broadband must not be forgotten after Brexit

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Brexit, Broadband, fibre, G.fast

In the wake of last week's vote to leave the European Union (EU), if we are indeed going to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty later in the year - and despite the lingering hope...


May 6, 2016  2:50 PM

Attack the government over broadband, but do it properly

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

This morning I came close to running a story that would have claimed the government had u-turned on a pledge to provide superfast - 24Mbps and above - broadband to every home in the country by 2020. This was after stories appeared in both The Times and


March 2, 2016  10:51 AM

Why Europe is coming round to BT’s broadband thinking

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, FTTP, Ofcom, Openreach

by Ronan Kelly

BT has been in the UK headlines quite a lot these past few weeks. News of a rare service interruption aside, BT's recent press cuttings file is par for the...


January 27, 2016  11:31 AM

No, nobody is going to nationalise Openreach

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, ISP, Ofcom, Openreach

It's always been reasonably clear - provided you don't work for BT of course - that the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) procurement and delivery model was not fit for purpose, lacked ambition, and hindered the work of small altnets and...


January 18, 2016  1:30 PM

The government’s EC broadband consultation response is truly pathetic

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, European Commission, fibre, FTTP

Last Friday, just after 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the government published a series of responses to a number of European Commission (EC) consultations around the Digital Single Market.

Personally, I can't imagine why a government as committed to openness and frank discussion as Prime...


December 2, 2015  3:08 PM

Will satellite help us escape the dreaded blackspots?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
4G, Broadband, Internet access, ViaSat, Wi-Fi

A guest blog by Neil Fraser, communications and information provider and leader at ViaSat UK

In March's budget, George Osborne restated the government's drive to push...

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