Another busy week in prospect. Tomorrow I’m off to Muswell Hill to test some routers we are considering using for the FTTC trials. Wednesday I’m doing a Hosted VoIP demo at the Convergence Summit South in Sandown Park and finally on Thursday it’s the Parliament and Internet Conference at Portcullis House in Westminster.
You should take note of the latter. Posts on Parliamentary meetings seem to attract a lot of interest/blog visits long after the event itself has finished. In a sense there is a market for blogging non-stop on this subject. In my book it would make writing the blog a bit boring though. Order, order!
Anyway this year’s conference has ’em all: Stephen Timms (Minister for Digital Britain and erstwhile commenter on trefor.net), Ed Richards (Ofcom) and Martha Lane Fox (the Government’s Digital Inclusion Champion). Lesley Cowley of Nominet is also speaking.
I’m genuinely excited about this year’s event. With Digital Britain high on everybody’s agenda the conference includes a workshop suggested by yours truly on whether 2Mbps is an adequate target for USO.
If you haven’t already got your name down you are probably too late. All seats have gone. If you are going I look forward to seeing you – tap me on the shoulder and say hello.
Footnote: “Blazing the Digital Britain Trail from Muswell Hill to Westminster “. A pioneering new adventure based somewhere on the wild wild web. Read all about it on trefor.net.
One reply on “Digital Britain high on the agenda at Parliament and Internet Conference”
Its a USC of 2meg, bit different from a USO. Its a best effort type thing, which will probably mean let the peasants eat cake.
‘Mobile or BET will do for the rural’s.
Keep your wits about you and remember that although what is done in muswell is important so also are the rural people who are the life blood of this nation. If their businesses fail so will the country. It is vital to get fibre connections, fat pipes, out to them. It is vital to support the JFDI community groups building their own solution where the telcos fear to tread. Please remember us at your meetings and make sure ‘they’ get IT.