The Electronic Communications Code
- Corporate Author
- Great Britain. Law Commission.
- London : Stationery Office, c2013.
- Physical description
- x, 226 p. ; 30 cm.
Law Com. (Series) no. 336.
HC (Series) (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons) ; 1004.
KD2880 .A26 G74 2013
- Unknown KD2880 .A26 G74 2013
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Introduction and summary
- The code rights and the regulated relationships
- Ancillary rights and obligations
- The test for the imposition of code rights
- Payment for rights under the general regime
- Moving and removing electronic communications apparatus
- The special regimes
- Further rights and obligations
- Dispute resolution and procedural issues
- Summary of recommendations.
- Publisher's Summary
- In this report the Law Commission makes recommendations to form the basis of a revised Electronic Communications Code. The Code was enacted in 1984 to regulate landline telephone provision. It sets out the regime that governs the rights of designated electronic communications operators to maintain infrastructure on public and private land. In modern times, it applies to the infrastructure forming networks which support broadband, mobile internet and telephone, cable television and landlines. This project focuses on private property rights between landowners and electronic communications providers; it does not consider planning. The current Code has been criticised by courts and the people who work with it as out of date, unclear and inconsistent with other legislation. The reforms would: provide a clearer definition of the market value that landowners can charge for the use of their land, giving them greater confidence in negotiating and giving providers a better idea of what their network is likely to cost; clarify the conditions under which a landowner can be ordered to give a designated network provider access to his or her land, bringing more certainty to both landowners and providers and helping them to reach agreements more easily; resolve the inconsistencies between the current Code and other legislation; clarify the rights of landowners to remove network equipment from land; specify limited rights for operators to upgrade and share their network equipment; and improve the procedure for resolving disputes under the Code. It will be for Government to draft and implement a revised Code.
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- Publication date
- Law Commission.
- Law Com ; no. 336
- HC ; 1004
- "Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 3(2) of the Law Commissions Act 1965."
- "Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed on 27 February 2013."
- "Terms of this report were agreed on 18 February 2013"--P. iii.
- Also available online.