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February 28, 2015  4:56 PM

Why FCC Net Neutrality judgement may have been pyhrric victory for cartel that runs the internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, DuckDuck, Net Neutrality, PCC, Utility

In the early days of this blog, back in 2008, when I repeated the arguments that the Internet shold be seen as a cartel masquerading as anarchy it was relatively easy to find...

October 3, 2014  8:23 PM

DCMS Select Committee call for inputs on the performance of Ofcom

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, DPA, Eric Schmidt, Google, Infrastructure, Ofcom, United Kingdom

I apologise for not having had time to blog over the last week or so. First came the rush to get inputs to the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation by October 1st. Then came preparations for the launch (at the party conference) of the Conservative Technology Forum studies on...


September 16, 2014  6:45 PM

Why I would not risk switching from BT even though it costs more.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, Google, Ofcom, Quality of Service, Vodafone

This afternoon my BT Infinity line went down. Luckily I was able to browse the net over an old netbook using Vodafone and find a phone number (after the BT website I Googled told me my number...


August 19, 2014  11:22 AM

How does the UK move to a high resilience, secure and ubiquitous, post-internet, any-to-any “mesh”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Amazon, Apple, B4RN, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, Cisco, Coventry, Crapband, cumbria, DCMS, e-Bay, easynet, Ercisson, Facebook, FSB, gigabit, Gigaclear, Gowex, Huawei, Hyperoptic, Inca, Internet, IPv6, ITS, Kirklees, LINX, Metroland, Netflix, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, PSN, Skype, superfast, twitter, Utility, Virgin, Virgin Media, Worldcom, York

A couple of days ago I said that the importance of the


August 12, 2014  3:11 PM

Now is your opportunity to help change the future of UK economy, not just communications policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BT, btgroup, consultation, DCMS, Netflix, Openreach, Sky, United Kingdom, Virgin

The importance of the consultation on inputs to a new Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy  cannot be under-estimated. The Treasury/DCMS Consultation may have been...


March 29, 2014  8:14 PM

A Digital Strategy for Britain: let market forces replace crapband with a world class mesh.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, Google, IBM

Boatrace_600 (2).jpgThe original definition of broadband was the bandwidth necessary to deliver broadcast quality video to the home by 2002. It...


March 4, 2014  10:17 AM

Is the great broadband logjam about to break? If so, who will be swept away?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, btgroup, Dolphinholme, Gigaclear, glasgow, Hyperoptic, Virgin Media, Wifi

The weekend press cover for the impact of broadband on house prices came just days after DCMS updated its


March 3, 2014  11:16 AM

How rural is Shoreditch, our supposed technopolis?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, btgroup, DCMS, FTTP, Hyperoptic, Inca, NAO, Ofcom, Openreach, Ukraine, Ventura, Virgin, Virgin Media

There is currently a rush to bid for broadband funds which evaporate on March 31st with events being organised  to help Communities and Councils get better value for their contributions to investment...


February 3, 2014  12:45 PM

Is investment in UK/EU Broadband (fixed and mobile) falling – and, if so, why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT Retail, btgroup, Capex, Communications, Crapband, decline, investment, McAfee, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, Sky, Surveillance, Vodafone

At a recent event on European Communications policy, held under the Chatham House rule, the audience was told that revenues and investment across the European...


January 7, 2014  8:26 AM

Inputs to January 6th House of Commons Debate on Rural Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, Halifax, Hollingbourne, kent, rural, Shropshire

Julian Sturdy MP, himself a farmer, has secured a Westminster Hall Debate on Rural Broadband .

I do not think I...


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