Broadband Habits Consumer Survey Launched
Monday, December 18, 2017Consumer
The survey, which runs until 15th January 2018 will provide an insight into consumer habits and help to shape plans for the future.
Chairman of the Communications Commission Bill Malarkey MHK said: ‘We want to find out what is important to Island consumers when they are using broadband services. The technology industry is evolving rapidly and it is important to remain in step with changing consumer habits. We are aware that the number of broadband subscriptions has been increasing steadily in recent years, with the trend towards higher quality, higher speed products.’
He added: ‘Many people now consider broadband to be a necessity in modern society rather than a luxury. I would encourage everyone to complete this survey in order to provide the Communications Commission with feedback from a broad cross-section of the community.
‘This is the first time a survey of this nature has been conducted in the Isle of Man and the information will support our efforts to serve the best interests of Island consumers.’
Providers in the Isle of Man offer a range of broadband products, with ADSL (up to 16Mbps) available to 100% of households with fixed lines. Other broadband products include VDSL (up to 40Mbps) and VSDL+ (up to …
Director of Communications Commission Retires
Tuesday, December 12, 2017Consumer
The Isle of Man Government is seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the future development of the Communications Commission.
Dr Carmel McLaughlin is retiring from her role as Director of the Communications Commission at the end of the year.
Dr McLaughlin has enjoyed a distinguished career in communications regulation. She served in senior roles with Ofcom in London and the Commission for Communications Regulation in Dublin before taking up her appointment in the Isle of Man in July 2008.
The Communications Commission is a Statutory Board of the Isle of Man Government and has responsibility for the licensing and regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting in the Island.
Dr McLaughlin said:
‘I have enjoyed working in what is an important and rapidly evolving environment. I am looking forward to being able to spend more time travelling, so that I can visit my family who are spread across the four corners of the globe.’
Bill Malarkey MHK, Chairman of the Communications Commission, thanked Dr McLaughlin for her years of service to the Isle of Man.
‘Dr McLaughlin has presided over many changes in the telecommunications and broadcasting industry both on and off Island and we wish her a long and happy retirement. The Board is currently finalising the job descript…