Rural superfast broadband is in a mess as the government struggles to work out how to reach the last 10% of the population having spent hundreds of millions of pounds connecting people who were relatively easy to connect. The CMS Select Committee … [Read more...] about Rural broadband draft manifesto
Way back in 2010 I first called for the BBC to give away its local public service content when Jeremy Hunt crow-barred local TV out of the BBC budget.: 'make content produced with your money freely reusable by all comers – including local papers … [Read more...] about Finally BBC to share public service content with #hyperlocals for free?
We been working with five great but very different community news projects for Carnegie UK Trust - in Brixton London, Alston in Cumbria, Harlow in Essex, Port Talbot in Wales and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh. Carnegie is exploring how to bolster … [Read more...] about Six questions for #hyperlocal media policy from Carnegie UK Trust
The world of the public sector partnerships is a acronym heavy one it seems - with it's BIDs , LEPs, ATCM, GLC....I could continue, but I predict you'll soon be glazing over. It was this language issue which really struck me during this week's the … [Read more...] about Getting your voice heard in the High Street issue
A few people from central government have asked to talk to me recently about open data as they look at their strategy beyond legislation. I thought I would write down repeated themes to save on more meetings. The conversation is normally about how … [Read more...] about Open data – forward strategy