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October 13, 2016  11:56 AM

Theresa May has embraced Gigabit Britain. How will her ministers ensure delivery?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, BT Retail, Carillion, competition, copper, CTF, CTIL, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Inca, Maintenance, O2, Sky, Vodafone, Yoti

When the Prime Minister used her closing conference speech to say it is "just not right" that "half of people living in rural areas, and so many small businesses, can't get a decent broadband connection" we knew something really had changed.

September 27, 2016  10:08 AM

Broadband at the Party Conferences: why it matters

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Digital Economy Bill", backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, ECC, Inca, monopoly, Openreach, Sky, Vodafone

Without a surge of investment in "future ready" fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete.  If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the...


August 9, 2016  8:09 PM

Did Ofcom bottle it against the Premier league? Or did it have its priorities right?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, DPA, Ofcom, PIA, Sky

Ofcom has ended its investigation into the Premier League contracts. It has been widely accused of


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


February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


October 19, 2015  12:57 PM

Securing access to world class broadband for your business, your customers and your community

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Apple, B4RN, backhaul, BDUK, Broadband, chokepoints, EE, fibre, gfast, Gigaclear, gpon, Hyperoptic, IFB, ios9, IPv6, ITS, Openreach, P2P, Sky, Virgin, WiSpire

One of the messages from the party conferences and from the last week's parliamentary debate is that Broadband is the fourth utility, without which modern life grind would grind...


October 16, 2015  1:57 PM

Messages from the House of Commons Broadband Notspot Debate: over 40 MPs contributing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Carillion, DCMS, Defra, Morrison, notspot, Openreach, Sky

During the run up to the Party Conferences I was asked whether BT's recent messages about using "community partnerships" to deliver broadband to "hard to reach " areas marked a change of heart, or were just to defuse criticism in...


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


March 20, 2015  2:31 PM

A Budget to free up the Business Broadband market – the superhighway to economic recovery.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, CCTV, DCMS, fibre, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, ITS, LEP, Ofocom, Sky, treasury, Virgin, Vodafone

The Digital Communications Infrastructure Structure Strategy announced in parallel with the Budget shows that DCMS and Treasury have...


November 12, 2014  12:41 PM

City of London to bulldoze broadband blockages while Vodafone parks tanks on BT’s lawn

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, BBfix, BR, Broadband, bsg, Clacton, fibre, Redburn, Sky, UKIP, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Wi-Fi


The Corporation of the City of London has just voted to publicise and build on


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