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Very quiet on Digital Region updates
18-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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Very quiet on Digital Region updates
Has anyone else noticed that?

Last we heard there was a preferred bidder and Bouygues Energies and Services went to EU to refinance..Heard nothing since.

Are they still the preferred bidder?
Have Thales started to do a handover?

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18-06-2013, 04:09 PM
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RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
I had to unsubscribe from their twitter feed as its bloody annoying how they just randomly post "Sxx can get our service" all the damn time.

Seems a bit of a weird thing to do with the rollout already long finished so its not like anyone is going to be on there waiting to hear when there area is enabled. They are preaching to the converted.

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18-06-2013, 04:16 PM (This post was last modified: 18-06-2013 04:17 PM by LeJimster.)
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I fired off an email to DRL the other day (just checked, 1st June!) with a bunch of questions including the status of BYES takeover etc and what measures were being done to future proof the network and reduce costs and they appear to have just ignored me. Would defenitely be nice to know whats going on.

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18-06-2013, 04:35 PM
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@alexatkin

They don't appear to tweet anything other than that do they!!

@LeJimster

Nice to know I'm not the only one who wants to know what's going off. Thought about reaching out to the local councils for info on it.

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18-06-2013, 06:30 PM
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I did notice the council has a Digital Region mailing list. I signed up to it a few days ago when I trying to get on the Refuse mailing list in the hope of knowing the next time when they decide not to empty our bins on time.

I believe its from here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/register-for-alerts.html

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19-06-2013, 10:17 AM (This post was last modified: 19-06-2013 10:18 AM by essenby.)
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@alexatkin, @SpencerUK, I think they are hoping that the "Sxx can get our service" tweets are retweeted thus getting out to an audience who would not normally see them. So in a sense - that second hand audience are the "unconverted" who just *might* benefit from a bit of preaching Wink

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19-06-2013, 06:20 PM
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It's free advertisement I guess haha.

I would like them to be more open on where they stand re the tender, etc. I've sent emails off and no response Sad

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26-06-2013, 09:14 PM
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Could always try a Freedom of Information request with the various councils... might get somewhere?

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30-06-2013, 05:49 PM
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https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/ is the place to do it if you can be bothered, I personally wouldn't as I expect they'd invoke the "prejudice commercial interests (s.43(2))" clause to get out of telling you anything.
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30-06-2013, 07:17 PM
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RE: Very quiet on Digital Region updates
Do you think that DRL providers will need to review their prices at some point?

I've been paying the same £16.50 for 2 years now and my service is pretty much stuck in a rut, due to my location.

As competition heats up, will they be able to stay with the big boys or will they need to increase prices to cover their losses?
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