Job vacancy at the BSG: CEO

The BSG is currently recruiting for a new CEO. For full details on the role and how to apply please see the full advert on the techUK website.

Pamela Learmonth, who has been at the BSG for over six years – the last two as CEO, has decided to pursue a new challenge in the life sciences sector.

Ofcom research on connectivity in UK cities published

Much of the focus on improving access to the internet has been understandably focused on rural areas. However, research undertaken for Ofcom by Analysys Mason not only shows that slow broadband and Next Generation Access (NGA) availability affect a significant minority of households in urban areas – but that these households tend to be those on the lowest incomes.

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New PAC report on rural broadband programme

Today the Public Accounts Committee publishes another report on the government’s rural broadband programme.

This latest report from the PAC reinforces previous views it has articulated about the scheme. Namely the lack of competition in supply of services following the procurement process, the need for improvement in cost transparency, processes to ensure value for money and the need for further detail on roll-out plans. Continue reading