Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority
Friday, December 18, 2020Consumer
Following Tynwald approval of the Communication and Utilities Regulatory Authority Order 2020 we are pleased to announce that the Commission has been renamed as the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority. The new name reflects its future additional responsibilities relating to the gas market and is effective from 16th December.
Communications Bill 2018 Update
Thursday, October 29, 2020Consumer
The Bill completed its passage through the Legislative Branches on 27th October and will now be considered for Royal Assent.
The main purpose of the Communications Bill 2018 is to update the legislation governing the regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting. The Bill largely adopts a technology and service-neutral approach to allow for flexibility in the future and it has been drafted with futureproofing in mind.
A copy of the Bill is available from the Tynwald website.
When enacted the Bill will support the process of the award of additional spectrum in the Multi Band Award Process . The spectrum when awarded will give the option to operators to offer a range of innovative products to consumers. The legislation will also give the Commission a wider range of penalties in exercising its regulatory functions as well as stand-alone competition powers in the telecommunications sector.
The Commission will be running a further series of consultations on the required secondary legislation to implement the Bill in due course.
More information on the Communications Bill.
Page Update on 29 October 2020
Freeview Issues Update 16/17 October
Monday, October 19, 2020Consumer
There were some issues with the reception of ITV Channels on Freeview over the weekend. We understand the Arqiva engineers who maintain the network have identified and fixed the issue which was an intermittent fault. They are continuing to monitor this. If you have any further issues then you can contact Freeview directly at https://www.freeview.co.uk/help .
Published 19 October 2020