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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 -...

January 23, 2016  10:15 AM

“The BIG Issue” – can DCMS safely ignore over 120 MPs protesting over constituency broadba[n]d

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Arqiva, Bristol, BT, CMA, EE, Gigaclear

The British Infrastructure Group report publicised in the Daily Telegraph today uses available data (assembled by the House of Commons Library)...


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...


May 11, 2015  4:50 PM

What difference will the election result make to the Digital World?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, apprenticeships, BDUK, BT, Capita, dwp, European Union, HMRC, IPv6, MITIE, NAO, Serco, SME, Socitm, Universal Credit

The first and most obvious difference that the election has made is that sterling and the stock market have both risen: with telecoms (BT and Colt) and outsourcing companies (Capita, MITIE and Serco) rising above the trend. The general rise indicates that the pressure on public finances is...


December 6, 2014  10:03 AM

Yesterday I learned why our forecasts of broadband demand are so wrong

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, 4G, Broadband, EE, Inca, Ofcom, Quadplay

Yesterday I attended the excellent INCA Super Connected Cities seminar in Birmingham at which two contrasting examples of the effect of providing fibre services to...


July 10, 2014  11:17 AM

Are you suffering from Crapband in the City? Tell the Corporation.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, 4G, BDUK, Birmingham, Bishopsgate, Broadband, BT, Crapband, DCMS, fibre, London, Mobile, Shoreditch, SME, Stokab, voucher

The problem of crapband (slow and unreliable mobile and as poor fixed line services) in the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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


November 18, 2013  11:48 AM

Why is BT willing to risk having to refund the BDUK State Aid?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.sif, 4G, BDUK, Broadband, bsg, BT, btgroup, CDS, Clun, DCMS, Defra, europeanunion, Hereford, Inca, local government, RCBF, Rightmove, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SQW, Telford

The BT decision to backtrack on its willingness to release post code data on the grounds of commercial confidentiality may have been the equivalent of a red rag in a field of North American (i.e....


November 12, 2013  7:09 AM

The great broadband race – has BT’s broadband infrastructure spend been overtaken by that on 4G?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Arqiva, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, deutschetelekom, EE, Microsoft, O2, overpaid, sfbb, Sky, Smart Metering, Stokab, Telefónica, Vodafone

Bill Broadband pointed out that "spending over three billion pounds on SFBB is a lot of money" when I retweeted a BBC article on the extra £billion that BT has just committed to its content...

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October 7, 2013  12:43 PM

Has the latest BDUK Consultation been overtaken by 4G roll out?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, cumbria, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, EE, Freeview, Internet access, local government, OJEU, PSN, Sky, Virgin Media

BDUK gave five working days notice of its meeting today (7th October) to solicit "suggestions for how to deliver superfast broadband to some of the UK's hardest to reach areas, including those options which...


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