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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 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


June 20, 2013  12:12 PM

The Entries for my conspiracy theory competition are beginning to come in

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Bilderberg, Birmingham, BT, Data protection, DCMS, Illuminati, outsource, PFI, Prism, Virgin

Yesterday I offered a bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theories related to the mass media cover for


June 17, 2013  4:15 PM

What’s in a name … ? Why does DCMS wish to redefine the creative industries?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Architects, Creativity, DCMS, e-skills, ICT, Programmers, Skillset, statistics, Stem, UKCES

DCMS has contacted a number of organisations to "clarify" the reasons for its exercise to redefine the creative industries as follows: 
 


June 17, 2013  11:42 AM

What questions will the NAO report on BDUK seek to answer ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, Defra, NAO, NTL, PSN, Public sector, Telewest, Virgin Media

I was delighted with the news that the National Audit Office will be investigating whether BDUK gives value for money. One can make a reasonable guess as to some of the questions they might...


June 14, 2013  6:08 PM

Only 4 out of 11 former Home Secretaries publicly support the Communications Bill

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, DCMS, GCHQ, IOCA, SA, Times, Verizon

The headline for this blog is no more misleading than most public debate on the proposals in the Communications Bill. Now that my attempt to put PRISM and the Communications Bill into...

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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


June 9, 2013  6:57 PM

Is redefinition of Systems Development anything more than a role grab by officials facing the chop?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DCMS, Olympic

Karl Flinders posting on the consultation regarding the redefinition of systems development as a "creative...

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April 2, 2013  9:26 AM

Why we should add Ofcom and OfGEM to David Davis’s list of watchdogs in need of a good kicking.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Buckinghamshire, DCMS, DECC, European Commission, Ofcom, Ofgem, Oxfordshire, prices

David Davis has said, in the Sunday Times, that "


March 8, 2013  8:45 PM

DCMS to Move to Treasury (Building) as part of downsizing …

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Cabinet office, Cisco, DCMS, treasury

Earlier this week I heard a rumour that DCMS was moving to Treasury as part of a Government reshuffle. It sounded odd that such a profound change could have been planned without any leaks. My "source" has now traced the source of the rumour - to an


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