Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (264)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

264. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the list of charges approved by the regulator for broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20648/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The provision of electronic telecommunications services by private operators, including charges for broadband, occurs within a fully liberalised market. Decisions by those operators with regard to all matters pertaining to the delivery of the service, including charges for broadband, are a matter for the service provider concerned.

The regulation of the telecommunications market and the companies operating within it, to the extent permitted by law, is a statutory function of Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) in accordance with the Communications Regulation Act 2002. Also in accordance with the 2002 Act, ComReg is statutorily independent in the exercise of its functions and is furthermore directly accountable for the performance of its functions to Committees of the Oireachtas.

Accordingly, I have no statutory function in this matter.