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February 5, 2015  11:18 AM

Westminster debates Rural Broadband, meanwhile it’s quicker by bike less than a mile away

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, City, Crapband, CTF, Defra, Hansard, Labour, Libdem, London, Notspots, rural, Soho, UKIP

The DEFRA Select Committee report on "Rural Broadband and Digital Only Services" was published on Tuesday. Yesterday 18 backbench MPs, almost all Conservatives from Rural Consituencies, contributed to a...

October 10, 2009  10:30 AM

Conservative Dragons give priority to the jobs of the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Atkins, Broadband, Chairdragon, Eurim, Nominet, Notspots

The Information Society Alliance (EURIM) Policy Dragons Den in Manchester was the only one to proceed to a vote. Under the crisp chairmanship of Kemi...

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October 6, 2009  4:22 PM

Full house for broadband in Manchester

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Avanti, Broadband, Eurim, Notspots

Sixty delegates crammed into a room for 40 for the Conservative Technology Forum meeting on "Accessible broadband for all" at the party conference. Perhaps the high spot of the discussion was a speaker volunteering to deliver 2 megs inside two weeks and upgrading it to ten megs next...

October 1, 2009  11:08 PM

Avanti for notspots: because your voters are wooorth it

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Atkins, Avanti, Eurim, L'Oreal, Nominet, Notspots

The Labour Candidates at the EURIM Dragons Den in Brighton shared many concerns with the LibDem Dragons in Bournemouth but we also discussed the need for industry, both suppliers...

July 24, 2009  1:55 PM

A Cartel Masquerading as Anarchy: Internet Governance revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IPv6, Karoo, Notspots

Last year I blogged on evolution of the Internet into one of the most concentrated mediums the wrold has ever known. Whether it is operating...

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