When IT Meets Politics:

April, 2015


April 10, 2015  11:43 AM

Plan B needs to revolve around an incremental transition to IPV6

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DCIS, IPv6, IRS, Janet, PSN2, Verizon

I forget a key component when I used the analogy of the construction of the railways and canals in my blog yesterday on the means of implementing the

April 9, 2015  12:12 PM

Turning our patchwork of legacy networks into a resilient mesh of smart, future proof utilities

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
)2, 1799, 3, BT, canals, CCRV, consultation, DCIS, DCMS, DECC, ECC, FCC, Georgina, KCOM, Landlord, Liverpool, Mobile, Non-Dom, PSN, railways, roadband, rural, Shard, Sky, Smart grid, Smart meter, Socitm, Virgin, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Wifi, Woking

Shortly after the budget I blogged a welcome for the DCMS-Treasury Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy. Last week


April 7, 2015  10:55 AM

Delivering the digital infrastructure for Dot Everyone – The F Plan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, BDUK, Big Data, Broadband, BT, DCMS, fixed, FSA, Ghostery, Groundhog, ICANN, inter-operability, ISOC, itc, LINX, Mobile, NPL, Ofcom, Olympic, standards

I was not able to watch this year's Dimbleby Lecture when it happened but over the Easter week-end I made time to watch the challenge that Martha Lane-Fox made to the Dimbleby's (and the other media...


April 4, 2015  9:52 AM

The case for Online Age Verification has gone political with a Conservative pledge

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Sajid Javid (current Secretary of State at DCMS is reported in the Guardian as having pledged to enforce on-line Age Verification. The


April 2, 2015  3:43 AM

Times have changed: on-line age verification is now not only practical, it makes good business sense

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Some players see publicity and support for the NSPCC Childline campaign announced on Tuesday  as a potential threat to the "freedom" of the Internet. Others see it as an...


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