Digital Economy Act 2010

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation2010 c. 24
Year2010
(1) In Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Communications Act 2003 (electronic communications networks and services) , after section 134 insert—
    Reports on infrastructure etc
    (134A) OFCOM reports on infrastructure etc
  • “(1) OFCOM must prepare reports in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) and each report must deal with—
  • (a) the electronic communications networks matters listed in section 134B(1) , and
  • (b) the electronic communications services matters listed in section 134B(2) .
the electronic communications networks matters listed in section 134B(1) , andthe electronic communications services matters listed in section 134B(2) .relate to the position on a day specified in the report which falls within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this section comes into force, andbe sent to the Secretary of State by OFCOM not more than 2 months after the specified day.be prepared for each relevant period, andbe sent to the Secretary of State by OFCOM as soon as practicable after the end of the relevant period.the period of 3 years beginning with the day specified in the first report, andeach subsequent period of 3 years beginning with the end of the previous period.prepare a report on the change, andsend it to the Secretary of State as soon as practicable.persons carrying on business in the United Kingdom or a part of the United Kingdom, orthe general public in the United Kingdom or a part of the United Kingdom.as soon as practicable after they send it to the Secretary of State, andin such manner as they consider appropriate for bringing it to the attention of persons who, in their opinion, are likely to have an interest in it.OFCOM may exclude information from a report when it is published under subsection (7) if they consider that it is information that they could refuse to disclose in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.the different types of electronic communications network provided in the United Kingdom (“UK networks”) ,the geographic coverage of the different UK networks,the proportion of the population covered by the different UK networks,the extent to which UK networks share infrastructure,the capacity of the different UK networks,the extent to which the providers of the different UK networks allow other communications providers to use their networks to provide services,the amount of time for which the different UK networks are and are not available, including the steps that have been or are to be taken to maintain or improve the level of availability,the preparations made by providers of UK networks for responding to an emergency, including preparations for restoring normal operation of UK networks disrupted by the emergency, andthe standard of the different UK networks in comparison with electronic communications networks provided in a range of other countries, having regard, in particular, to their coverage and capacity.the use of the electromagnetic spectrum for wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom,the different types of electronic communications service provided in the United Kingdom (“UK services”) ,the geographic coverage of the different UK services,the proportion of the population covered by the different UK services,the amount of time for which the different UK services are and are not available, including the steps that have been or are to be taken to maintain or improve the level of availability,the preparations made by providers of UK services for responding to an emergency, including preparations for restoring normal operation of UK services disrupted by the emergency, andthe standard of the different UK services in comparison with

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