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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

August 18, 2015  8:43 AM

The nails are inserted into the coffin of the BT Openreach Monopoly

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, BT, Fintech, Gigaclear, hyoperoptic, IFB, IPv6, Janet, Ofcom, Openreach

Joe Garner, the latest CEO of Openreach, put up a competent defence when interviewed on the Today programme this...

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May 14, 2015  2:29 PM

What difference will the election make to Central and Local Government IT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BIS, BP, Broadband, CCTA, DCLG, Defra, dwp, GDS, Gigaclear, HMRC, Maldon, NZONI, Ofcom, rural, Socitm

Now that the ministerial appointments have been made we can make a reasonable forecast of what is likely to happen to central and local government IT over the 18 months. That is the period the...


March 10, 2014  12:49 PM

The Broadband Blue Tape Gambit: guest blog from Hamish Glenlivet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Broadband, BT, Business, Glenlivet, Labour, Sky, SMEs, Ukraine, Virgin Media

Hamish Glenlivet (looking at the broadband scene through the bottom of a glass while waiting for a snail-mail attachment to download) drafted a response to tell me that my blog entry forecasting


February 6, 2014  10:59 AM

Men fight over Bletchley Park: where women won the war.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Bletchley, Colossus, FIPR, national museum of computing, Testery, Tunny

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January 14, 2014  7:20 PM

IPO Consults on Copyright on Orphan Works: a rather more important topic that it seems

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BlackBerry, Brussels, copyright, Facebook, Instagram

in the 18th Century those who did not publish that for which they had copyright or manufacture that for which they had a patent were liable to lose their...


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 28, 2013  5:15 PM

The changing face of the UK On-line World: content and security as well as infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BT, btgroup, DCMS, DPA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, IGF, ITV, NSA, phone hacking, Sky, Virgin

My previous blog has been criticised for not distinguishing between the narrow thinking of BDUK when it comes to rural broadband and the broader perspective of DCMS at large. The...


October 14, 2013  6:39 PM

Has the Guardian handed the Internet to the United Nations/ITU? Did it mean to?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
9/11, BBC, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, RIPA, Treason

I have been asked what I meant when I asked whether the Guardian had committed treason. Did I mean treason against the UK, or the US? Let me clarify. I meant treason against the...


June 11, 2013  11:28 PM

The “free market” on-line world is under attack from all directions: who wants to save what and why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, Fraud, FSA, Google, Impersonation, Microsoft, NFA, Prism, RIPA, Which

The storm of media cover for PRISM, the NSA equivalent for what the Communications Bill was intended to support in the


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