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October 19, 2015  12:57 PM

Securing access to world class broadband for your business, your customers and your community

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Apple, B4RN, backhaul, BDUK, Broadband, chokepoints, EE, fibre, gfast, Gigaclear, gpon, Hyperoptic, IFB, ios9, IPv6, ITS, Openreach, P2P, Sky, Virgin, WiSpire

One of the messages from the party conferences and from the last week's parliamentary debate is that Broadband is the fourth utility, without which modern life grind would grind...

October 16, 2015  1:57 PM

Messages from the House of Commons Broadband Notspot Debate: over 40 MPs contributing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Carillion, DCMS, Defra, Morrison, notspot, Openreach, Sky

During the run up to the Party Conferences I was asked whether BT's recent messages about using "community partnerships" to deliver broadband to "hard to reach " areas marked a change of heart, or were just to defuse criticism in...


October 16, 2015  9:00 AM

If the separation of Openreach is the answer, what was the question?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Ofcom, Openreach, Virgin Media

BT has threatened to to go to law and delay or reduce its infrastructure investment programme if Ofcom attempts to break it up. In an


August 25, 2015  9:10 PM

The politics of access and wayleave charges

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Bristol, BT, CCTV, CLAB, DCMS, ECC, EE, Gigaclear, Gloucester, Inca, Mobile, NFU, Ofcom, Openreach, RIBA, RICS, Virgin, Vodafone

The difference between the costs quoted by BT for upgrading its legacy network and those quoted by its competitors for building new fibre networks puzzles those in Devon and Somerset who compare the compare the deal their council was being pressured to accept with those made by Gloucestershire and...


August 18, 2015  8:43 AM

The nails are inserted into the coffin of the BT Openreach Monopoly

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, BT, Fintech, Gigaclear, hyoperoptic, IFB, IPv6, Janet, Ofcom, Openreach

Joe Garner, the latest CEO of Openreach, put up a competent defence when interviewed on the Today programme this...

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July 20, 2015  6:00 PM

Minister urges business parks to bypass BT and organise their own broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Broadband, BT, EE, Hansard, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Thinkbroadband, waveney, Wifi

On July 13th the House of Commons had another Broadband Debate, this time introduced by Dan Poulter, on how BT was meeting the numbers in the BDUK targets for Suffolk, but leaving a wave of complaints, particularly across his constituency, because of how it was doing so. I recommend you


July 20, 2015  2:15 PM

A Dirty Digest of the Executive Summary of Ofcom Strategic Review document

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bskyb, competition, Duopoly, Ofcom, Oftel, Openreach

The Executive Summary of the Discussion Document for the Ofcom Strategic Review is 20 pages long and omits a key phrase from the main paper regarding the impact of regulation on...


July 20, 2015  1:02 PM

BT declares war on Ofcom – your opportunity to help reset the UK regulatory landscape

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Broadband, competition, DCMS, EE, Gigaclear, Inca, ITS, lDCIS, Ofcom, Openreach, Virgin Media

I  was intrigued by Gavin Patterson's reported attack on Ofcom for even raising the question of separating out...

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November 15, 2014  10:04 AM

Should Broadband advertising be ‘legal, decent, honest and truthful’? If so …

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, copper, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, ITS, Openreach, United Kingdom

Further to my recent


August 19, 2014  11:22 AM

How does the UK move to a high resilience, secure and ubiquitous, post-internet, any-to-any “mesh”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Amazon, Apple, B4RN, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, Cisco, Coventry, Crapband, cumbria, DCMS, e-Bay, easynet, Ercisson, Facebook, FSB, gigabit, Gigaclear, Gowex, Huawei, Hyperoptic, Inca, Internet, IPv6, ITS, Kirklees, LINX, Metroland, Netflix, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, PSN, Skype, superfast, twitter, Utility, Virgin, Virgin Media, Worldcom, York

A couple of days ago I said that the importance of the


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