When IT Meets Politics:

March, 2016


March 28, 2016  7:42 PM

Government Digital Strategy and universal service obligation offer opportunity for rethink

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
10Mbps, Akamai, Apple, Atos, BBC, Brexit, BT, Camden, Digital strategy, Fintech, GDS, Google, London, Netflix, OTT, Salford, Sky, social inclusion, USO, Vodafone, Zayo

The government has postponed the announcement of its new Digital Strategy immediately after launching a

March 22, 2016  1:00 PM

The Budget for Broadband was last year: this year it is time to act

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Bazalgette, Broadband, BT, budget, Cabinets, fixed, Flooding, IPv4, London, Mobile, Thinkbroadband, Wiredscore, Zayo

The Government Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, announced with last years budget included plans to underwrite broadband investment from a 40 billion infrastructure fund -...


March 16, 2016  1:10 PM

Salford Council leads the way into a world of smart council estates

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Hyperoptic, London, Manchester, Mayor, Pitcom, Salford, Singapore, smart city

The news that Salford has done a deal to install gigabit fibre to its council estates, taking action while others still talk vision, should come as no surprise to those who have had...


March 16, 2016  12:34 PM

Call for written evidence: Investigatory Powers Bill

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The revised  Investigatory Powers Bill may, or may not, be fit for purpose but now comes the next cahnce to make your views known. The Scrutiny Unit of the House of Commons has now issued a...


March 15, 2016  1:33 PM

The Chancellor’s route to balancing the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, budget, Crickhowell, European Union, Faceboo, Google, Uber, UBS, United Kingdom

The precedents set by judgement of the Supreme Court which voided the...

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March 14, 2016  10:41 AM

Ofcom got it right: BT is likely to give better service whole but scared of being broken up

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, Fintech, G.fast, LINX, Ofcom, smart city

The


March 10, 2016  11:38 AM

If Verify is the answer -what was the question? The politics of digital identities revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEDR, Defra, eIDAS, experian, FCO, Government Gateway, HMRC, Identrust, MasterCard, Notary, RELX, Swift, Trsuteer, Verify, visa, Vocalink, Yoti

The design of the Government "Verify" programme predates the European eIDAS regulation (covering the exchange of identities between public sector...


March 3, 2016  2:18 PM

Consultations on Digital Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, consultation, OfQual

Many readers have strong views on both Digital Apprenticeships and the plans for an Apprenticeship Levy. Speak now or for-ever hold your peace or rather speak now and then continue to make a fuss until your voices are heard. The deadline for submissions to the Tech Partnership...


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