Ed Vaizey wants help re VOA fibre rates – please comment here

Last week the Valuation Office Agency put out revised guidelines for assessing rateable values for fibre connections. There is no change at the high end so the likes of Virgin and BT will remain unaffected. However at the smaller network end of the scale there has been a massive price hike. In 2005 if you […]

MP3 of the BBC interview re VONGA, fibre rates and the Digital Dales Colloquium

Trefor_Davies-Timico-BBC_Radio_Lincolnshire-1_March_09 Click on the above to hear the interview with William Wright on the BBC Lincolnshire Tech Spot on Monday March 1st.  Talk covers VONGA and the Digital Dales Colloquium including the problem of fibre rateable values. Alternatively James Linton of Vegastream has uploaded it to YouTube which streams and might be easier for you.

Fibre rates inequity iniquity

The Digital Dales Colloquium was held at Timico HQ in Newark on Friday and¬†packed out the main lecture theatre. With the focus of how to get rural areas onto the internet much of the meeting was spent debating the lack of level playing field when it comes to bidding for projects that involve European funding.From […]