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August 12, 2014  3:11 PM

Now is your opportunity to help change the future of UK economy, not just communications policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BT, btgroup, consultation, DCMS, Netflix, Openreach, Sky, United Kingdom, Virgin

The importance of the consultation on inputs to a new Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy  cannot be under-estimated. The Treasury/DCMS Consultation may have been...

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


May 20, 2014  10:29 AM

Why Net Neutrality cannot survive without fibre to the femto and interoperability

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BASDA, BBC iPlayer, Crapband, FCC, Google, Googlettes, Hyperoptic, Net Neutrality, Netflix, Search engines, Sky

We have a rash of publicity claiming that the latest FCC position on Net Neutrality will destroy the Internet as we know it....


May 6, 2014  10:21 AM

If fibre to business communities has payback in months not years, why is it not happening?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anti-trust, Arqiva, B4RN, Barnsley, Birmingham, BT, cartel, Croglin, fibre, FTTP, Funding, Halifax, Inca, Internet, Landlords, Mayfair, PFI, PPE, Premises, railways, Rightmove, Sky, Soho, Virgin

I have received interesting feedback to my blog on the way that crapband is crippling the UK's creative industry clusters in Soho and Mayfair, forcing them to relocate to those...


March 10, 2014  12:49 PM

The Broadband Blue Tape Gambit: guest blog from Hamish Glenlivet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Broadband, BT, Business, Glenlivet, Labour, Sky, SMEs, Ukraine, Virgin Media

Hamish Glenlivet (looking at the broadband scene through the bottom of a glass while waiting for a snail-mail attachment to download) drafted a response to tell me that my blog entry forecasting


March 8, 2014  9:41 AM

What is the difference between John Wicks (expenses database) and Edward Snowden?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, censorship, Edward Snowden, Fabian, guardian, Ofcom, Orwell, Sky, Surveillance

I have just been asked the difference between John Wicks (the former anti-terrorism team leader who leaked the MPs expenses database to the Daily...

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February 3, 2014  12:45 PM

Is investment in UK/EU Broadband (fixed and mobile) falling – and, if so, why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT Retail, btgroup, Capex, Communications, Crapband, decline, investment, McAfee, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, Sky, Surveillance, Vodafone

At a recent event on European Communications policy, held under the Chatham House rule, the audience was told that revenues and investment across the European...


November 12, 2013  7:09 AM

The great broadband race – has BT’s broadband infrastructure spend been overtaken by that on 4G?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Arqiva, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, deutschetelekom, EE, Microsoft, O2, overpaid, sfbb, Sky, Smart Metering, Stokab, Telefónica, Vodafone

Bill Broadband pointed out that "spending over three billion pounds on SFBB is a lot of money" when I retweeted a BBC article on the extra £billion that BT has just committed to its content...

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October 28, 2013  5:15 PM

The changing face of the UK On-line World: content and security as well as infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BT, btgroup, DCMS, DPA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, IGF, ITV, NSA, phone hacking, Sky, Virgin

My previous blog has been criticised for not distinguishing between the narrow thinking of BDUK when it comes to rural broadband and the broader perspective of DCMS at large. The...


October 27, 2013  11:50 AM

The evolving on-line world leaves BDUK trailing in its wake

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, aEURIM, approval, Arqiva, BDUK, BT, btgroup, competition, consultation, DECC, deutschetelekom, Edward Snowden, EE, European Union, local government, multi-media, O2, PSN, REIP, Sky, Socitm, Telefónica, Virgin Media, Vodafone

Today is the deadline for responses to the BDUK consultation on which I blogged at the beginning of October . It may helpful to take the opportunity to summarise why BDUK should...


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