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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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November 16, 2015  10:15 AM

Openreach needs strong leadership at a critical time

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

When I saw the email from BT's press office telling me that Joe Garner was leaving Openreach to become CEO of Nationwide, I nearly hit the roof, and I expect Gavin Patterson did as well. Joe Garner is an enormously personable, open and friendly guy with whom I've got on well on the handful of...


January 29, 2015  10:31 AM

FCC showing its teeth on broadband speed. Time for Ofcom to grow a pair

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
BDUK, Broadband, FCC, Ofcom

News reaches the Full Spectrum that later this week the 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 17, 2014  9:00 AM

Shropshire broadband stalemate part two: the missing £11m and how to find it

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
BDUK, Broadband, Shropshire

After learning last week that one of the more vocal rural broadband campaign groups - the Shropshire and Marches Rural Broadband Campaign, was pulling out of its partnership with Shropshire County Council - the Full Spectrum reached out to campaign...


June 10, 2014  10:00 AM

Does telco recruitment herald a brighter superfast future?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
BDUK, Broadband, BT, fibre, Gigaclear, ManPower, recruitment, telecoms

I reported this morning the findings of a survey by ManPowerGroup that...


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