As part of my work for Carnegie UK Trust on Brexit and the digital sphere I am considering the future of regulation during and post Brexit. Economic activity in the UK digital sphere is profoundly shaped by regulation of telecommunications, … [Read more...] about A vision for regulating the digital sphere after Brexit?
Has anyone spotted anything from the BBC during Charter Review about how the broadcaster can make itself more transparent? Next week the UK government and civil society will play a leading role in the UN Open Government Partnership Summit in Mexico … [Read more...] about Can the BBC makes itself more transparent in this Charter Review? #FOI
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?
DCMS is consulting on a measurement framework for media plurality. Late in the day they have asked me if I can help elicit views from the #hyperlocal media community (for free and quickly). DCMS says: ‘Media plurality is about the information that … [Read more...] about Measuring plurality at a local level – should #hyperlocals be included? DCMS consultation
Regulation for innovation sounds like an oxymoron but, for regulated developed economies to retain a competitive edge, they need to understand how innovators and regulators can work well together. Digital technologies allow innovations to spread so … [Read more...] about Regulation for innovation – really?