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Prejudice to landowner is too high to impose Code rights on its land

The Electronic Communications Code gives powers to telecoms operators to acquire rights over private land to install their apparatus for the purpose of providing their network. In order to impose rights against a reluctant landowner, the operator must establish that the prejudice caused to the landowner by the imposition of those rights can be adequately Read More

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Interim Code rights – the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill

What are interim Code rights?

Operators have been having issues in relation to non-responsive owners of multi-let buildings where the Operator’s customer occupies part of the building as a tenant. This means that there is often a delay in the tenant of those multi-let buildings getting internet services.

In order to tackle this issue the Read More

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Motive Matters … Can land owners rely on redevelopment plans to resist Code rights?

It has been almost 18 months since the new Electronic Communications Code changed the legal landscape for telecoms operators and land owners. At its core, the Code is a framework for operators to obtain rights to install their apparatus on private land. The policy behind the Code is to improve our communications infrastructure so that Read More

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Long awaited reform of Telecoms Code rushed into Infrastructure Bill

The Law Commission’s report on reform of the Electronic Communications Code was published in February 2013, following a consultation that ended in October 2012.  Although the government announced last December that it would bring forward reforms to the Electronic Communications Code, it has come as a surprise to many that a new Code has been Read More

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Electronic Communications Code

The Law Commission today closes its consultation on reform of the Electronic Communications Code.

Famously described as “one of the least coherent pieces of legislation on the statute book” by Lord Justice Lewison in a 2010 judgment, the Code gives telecommunications operators rights over private land to further the coverage of their networks.  Long thought Read More