Once upon a time there was this new thing called the Internet, where people could settle arguments about 70's TV programmes or look up the nearest pizza place. At first the people were wary of this 'new thing', but gradually came to see it as, first useful, then important, and then vital as a source of information and entertainment.
Theresa May talked very tough last week in her conference speech about making sure business interests don't undermine the wider needs of the community. An ideal start would be for her government to ensure the regulator receives the powers it needs to block sites that are not willing to ensure their customers are old enough to view them.
All too often regulatory battles are played out in the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, and 'public consultations' end up being the business of everyone except the public. So when Ofcom called a once-in-a-decade consultation on the future of BT Openreach, we decided to make sure the public had their say.