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July 30, 2013  8:26 AM

Concerned about broadband? Suggest your local councillors ask for a copy of Maria Miller’s letter

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Boradband, btgroup, Inca, local government, rural, Subsidy

I am delighted to see that Jennifer Scott obtained a copy of 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 29, 2013  1:42 PM

Minister issues guidance to local authorities to release broadband maps

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BDUK, btgroup, Business, Comptroller, EE, Inca, OFT, publicsector, Sky, Vodafone

I was delighted to read that Maria Miller has written to local authorities telling them they should reveal which areas are in line for upgrade and disregard advice that...

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July 17, 2013  5:19 PM

BT tells PAC it will not prevent local authorities from disclosing roll-out plans

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, btgroup, DCMS, Essex, kent, local government

The most intriguing new development to emerge from the Public Accounts Committee grilling of BT this afternoon was an apparent statement from BT that it is not the obstacle to disclosing local roll-out plans in receipt of...


July 17, 2013  4:48 PM

Do watch the PAC Broadband Session: for once I have nothing to add

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, DCMS, Inca, Ofcom

Round One:  UK Broadband, INCA, Talk Talk and the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 17, 2013  8:43 AM

The Rural Broadband “spectator event” of the year: 2.15 Public Accounts Committee Hearing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, DCMS, DECC, Subsidy

I strongly advise those planning to attend the Public Accounts Committee hearing on Rural Broadband this afternoon to take plenty of bottled water. It will be like the B 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 15, 2013  12:42 PM

BT to give FTTP in Dolphinholme but not FTTC to Smithfield

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, cumbria, Dolphinholme, FTTP, Google, Lancashire, liberty, London, O2, Ofcom, Sky, Smithfield, Stockholme, Stokab, Virgin, Vodafone

In whose interest is it for BT to offer a short order, fibre solution to the premises solution to a community in rural Lancashire (I have had a geography lesson since I first posted this entry) that is too remote for fibre to the cabinet, in order to match the timescale offered by a local...


July 10, 2013  12:33 PM

We know why UK SMEs do not transact online. We need action on causes, not more awareness

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, CIO, CISO, City, e-skills, Intellect, ISSA, ITEC, Ofcom

I have asked before why so few small firms transact on-line and why the proportion is not growing. The causes are becoming clearer. The growing 


July 9, 2013  10:46 PM

How rural is Smithfield (London EC1)? Where is final 10% which is “uneconomic” for BT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, ADSL, Broadband, btgroup, Faraday, Fleet, fttc, London, Monument, Ofcom, SamKnows, SDSL, Shoreditch, Smithfield, Virgin, Wapping

I was recently contacted by a small firm in the heart of London, under pressure from customers who wanted it to do far more on-line, asking why...


July 5, 2013  11:49 AM

Building on the NAO Report into the Rural Broadband Programme

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, btgroup, DCMS, Ofcom, rural

Do read the full NAO report not just the press cover. Then enjoy some of the blogs, such as those of


July 5, 2013  7:24 AM

The time has come to move from confrontation to co-operation in the roll out of rural broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, BDUK, BT, btgroup, G-Cloud, government, liberty, NAO, OFT, publicsector, Sky, Vodafone

BT is under attack from all directions at a time when it will be seeking to maximise cash flow to fund its entry into the quadruple play market. With hindsight,


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