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February 2, 2015  1:49 PM

Access to superfast broadband has a return on investment 10 times that of HS2

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Avonline, BDUK, HS2, NFU, Ofocm, PAC, satellite, superfast, transport, Westminster

In December 2014 the House of Commons Library producing a briefing for MPs which showed the current state of broadband availability by constituency  and in...

December 4, 2014  8:10 PM

RPA opens up routines for farmers with no digital or credit footprints to bypass Verify

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Verify

I have been very business over the last week but hope to make time over the week-end to blog my responses to the Autumn statement, particularly a welcome for:


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


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


May 5, 2014  10:10 AM

City Centre creative Industries crippled by crapband as the rural revolution begins to gather pace

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, BDUK, Bloomsbury, Broadband, bskyb, BT, Crapband, DCMS, Dunkerton, fibre, Fitzrovia, Fluidata, Gigaclear, Inca, Mayfair, Ofcom, Ravenstondale, Salford, Shoreditch, Soho, Underriver, Viacom, Whitehall

My recent blog entry on the way BT is cutting its spend on broadband  roll-out in order to fund its price war on content triggered some interesting feedback. I was told that...


April 26, 2014  7:49 AM

Is BT postponing broadband roll out to fund a content price war?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Barnsley, BDUK, Broadband, Bromsgrove, bskyb, Fluidata, government, Holborn, Inca, Ofcom, PAC, roll-out, Wapping, Whitehall

When I blogged last July on the way that BT was delaying the roll out of fibre to cabinet to inner city areas and locations with a majority of business lines, the exchanges for


April 1, 2014  3:20 PM

Ofcom launches consultation on UK Business Broadband Market

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, Business, Ofcom

The very title "Business Connectivity Market Review" of the consultation announced by Ofcom today, is measured and the wording and questions are...


March 8, 2014  9:41 AM

What is the difference between John Wicks (expenses database) and Edward Snowden?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, censorship, Edward Snowden, Fabian, guardian, Ofcom, Orwell, Sky, Surveillance

I have just been asked the difference between John Wicks (the former anti-terrorism team leader who leaked the MPs expenses database to the Daily...

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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...


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