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The Electronic Communications Code

The Law Commission has published a Report outlining recommendations that will form the basis for a revised Electronic Communications Code.The current Code has been criticised by courts and the people who work with it as out of date, unclear and inconsistent with other legislation.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 that the Law Commission recommends 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.For a copy of the Report and to read more see the Law Commission’s website.

http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/publications/2172.htm

 TtTttThe Law Commission has published a Report outlining recommendations that will form the basis for a revised Electronic Communications Code.

The current Code has been criticised by courts and the people who work with it as out of date, unclear and inconsistent with other legislation.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 that the Law Commission recommends 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.

For a copy of the Report and to read more see the Law Commission’s website.

http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/publications/2172.htm

 

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