Written Answers. - Telecommunications Services.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

325 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Public Enterprise her views on whether a new legislative approach is necessary to the control of telecom related products; if she will update the 19th century legislation to change the rights telecom operators have to undertake roadworks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20432/00]

The Telecommunications (Infrastructure) Bill, 1999, which is currently awaiting Second Stage in Seanad Éireann, includes provisions to update the law relating to access by telecommunications network operators to public roadways for the installation of telecommunications infrastructure.