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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

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....

March 4, 2010  1:07 PM

What is the current cost of bringing broadband to all?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, bsg, BT, Virgin, VOA

Estimates for the cost of bringing "next generation access" (now as nebulous a term as broadband or cloud computing) range from £5 - £29 billion. The Broadband Stakeholders has just asked for inputs of the actual costs for recent networks, by 17th March, so that it can re-run...

July 22, 2009  11:21 AM

Removing the biggest road block on the UK superhighway

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, bsg, COTS

The biggest single barrier to joined-up investment in low cost, resilient UK broadband is the impact of business rates on new build by other than incumbent operators. It not only deters private sector investment, it blocks the use of joined-up partnerships to pull through...

September 9, 2008  10:16 AM

Superfast Broadband costs less than the 3G Licenses

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, bsg, CIAO

Add inflation to what was paid for the 3G licences and you have about the same as the Broadband Stakeholders Groupc believes would cost to bring "superfast" (alias equivalent to that already available around much of the Pacific Rim) to the whole of the UK.  

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