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July 21, 2014  11:52 AM

Is the BT Business Broadband monopoly about to crumble? How will it respond?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Coventry, FCS, FSB, GEO, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Inca, London, Peterbourgh, Shoreditch, Sky, Smithfield, United Kingdom, Virgin, York

I recently blogged on the demand aggregation exercise being organised by the City of London  A couple of days later I received a note on the current state of

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 6, 2014  10:21 AM

If fibre to business communities has payback in months not years, why is it not happening?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anti-trust, Arqiva, B4RN, Barnsley, Birmingham, BT, cartel, Croglin, fibre, FTTP, Funding, Halifax, Inca, Internet, Landlords, Mayfair, PFI, PPE, Premises, railways, Rightmove, Sky, Soho, Virgin

I have received interesting feedback to my blog on the way that crapband is crippling the UK's creative industry clusters in Soho and Mayfair, forcing them to relocate to those...


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...


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


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 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...


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....


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 27, 2013  11:50 AM

The evolving on-line world leaves BDUK trailing in its wake

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, aEURIM, approval, Arqiva, BDUK, BT, btgroup, competition, consultation, DECC, deutschetelekom, Edward Snowden, EE, European Union, local government, multi-media, O2, PSN, REIP, Sky, Socitm, Telefónica, Virgin Media, Vodafone

Today is the deadline for responses to the BDUK consultation on which I blogged at the beginning of October . It may helpful to take the opportunity to summarise why BDUK should...


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