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September 21, 2015  7:06 PM

Our Digital Skills crises will be solved by employers acting locally in their own self-interest

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, immigrants, Martlesham, Shoreditch, Telford, United Kingdom


We regularly see headlines about skills shortages and hear employers complaining they cannot get the skills they need. Meanwhile they recruit supposedly skilled staff in India  rather than unemployed UK graduates who are the

July 21, 2014  11:52 AM

Is the BT Business Broadband monopoly about to crumble? How will it respond?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Coventry, FCS, FSB, GEO, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Inca, London, Peterbourgh, Shoreditch, Sky, Smithfield, United Kingdom, Virgin, York

I recently blogged on the demand aggregation exercise being organised by the City of London  A couple of days later I received a note on the current state of


July 10, 2014  11:17 AM

Are you suffering from Crapband in the City? Tell the Corporation.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, 4G, BDUK, Birmingham, Bishopsgate, Broadband, BT, Crapband, DCMS, fibre, London, Mobile, Shoreditch, SME, Stokab, voucher

The problem of crapband (slow and unreliable mobile and as poor fixed line services) in the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 5, 2014  10:10 AM

City Centre creative Industries crippled by crapband as the rural revolution begins to gather pace

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, BDUK, Bloomsbury, Broadband, bskyb, BT, Crapband, DCMS, Dunkerton, fibre, Fitzrovia, Fluidata, Gigaclear, Inca, Mayfair, Ofcom, Ravenstondale, Salford, Shoreditch, Soho, Underriver, Viacom, Whitehall

My recent blog entry on the way BT is cutting its spend on broadband  roll-out in order to fund its price war on content triggered some interesting feedback. I was told that...


July 26, 2013  9:59 AM

Why can’t small firms adjacent to the Silicon Roundabout get BT Infinity?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btinfinity, Ethernet, fttc, Leased line, Shoreditch, Smithfield

I has just approved a comment to my "How Rural is Smithfield?" blog entry from a small firm in 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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...


April 5, 2013  10:05 AM

Should you really kick a regulator which is scared to do its job?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Birmingham, btgroup, CSMG, MacQuarrie, Ofcom, Oftel, Shoreditch, Telewest

I do not always agree with Ian Grant but some of his recent posts illustrate why Ofcom really does need a good kicking - or should we instead stop kicking and give it the...


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