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June 22, 2015  10:26 AM

Points to bear in mind when MPs debate broadband, including the digital divide

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2MBs, Broadband, Crapband, Defra, EE, Gigaclear, Leased line, O2, Ofcom, Reghed, Telecommunication, Virgin

The summary produced to help MPs contributing to the Westminster Hall debate on Superfast Broadband roll-out helps explain why debate is so confused and bitter. The  Librarians of the House of Commons...

October 22, 2013  10:27 AM

Who is going to benefit from the new Telecoms Tax?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
European Union, Ofcom, Telecommunication

The broadband community is so fixated on the way that business rates discriminate against new entrants or local operators and the damage is set to be extended that it has neglected to impact...

February 7, 2013  11:15 AM

Is BT now a takeover target? If not, why not?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, Broadband, BT, btgroup, liberty, Ofcom, take-over, Telecommunication, Verizon, Virgin, Vodafone

In the course of one of my recent blog entries I contrasted the BT claim (at a PICTFOR meeting) that it was not a utility but a new and innovative business with an investment...

April 23, 2012  7:25 PM

Is Vodafone about to make history of the BDUK Broadband Strategy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, take-over, Telecommunication, Vodafone

This morning I received a note from my stockbroker on the Vodafone take-over of Cable and Wireless pointing out that they will have acquired both the UK's largest business broadband network and the largest global network of submarine cables - albeit many of the circuits of both are jointly owned...

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