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September 18, 2014  4:22 PM

Political uncertainty is the biggest barrier to creating a UK broadband infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, C&G, CLA, DCIS, DCMS, DPA, FCS, FISP, FSB, Inca, INTUG, ISOC-UK, LEP, NEN, Network, PSNGB, techUK

How many times a day, week, month or year would you be dead if your Internet connection was your life support system. I...

June 1, 2011  10:39 AM

Will the proposed BDUK framework do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, BIS, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, framework, Janet, NEN, OCEAN, Ofgem, Oftel, PIN, Procurement, PSN, Sky

Last week, in Brussels, Ed Vaizey talked of the need to use market forces to pull through investment in broadband. A day later Jeremy Hunt wrote to MPs on the replacement of central competitions for funding by allocations to authorities to "be made available once we have...


July 30, 2010  5:49 PM

Is government about to be transformed?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CCTA, ERG, Janet, NEN, OGC, OJEU, REIP

The Cabinet Office draft structural reform plan is curiously unambitious in some areas (for example the £6 billion savings targets set for the Efficiency and Reform Group) and  centralist in...


March 30, 2010  12:45 PM

How does public and private sector network security compare?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CESG, NEN, PSN

One of my readers has queried the accuracy of my comments on allegations that the cost of connecting schools to broadband is increased by CESG requirements. I did not...


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