Dáil debates

Tuesday, 30 May 2006


Telecommunications Services.

3:00 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)

Question 69: To ask the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he will use the occasion of the transfer of ownership of Eircom to set out new ground rules with precise targets and review dates for the development of the telecommunications sector with particular reference to the provision of broadband, fixed-line and mobile services in all areas in the shortest possible time; if he will use his powers of direction through the regulator to set out a precise programme of investment in the telecommunications sector, with a view to extending a full range of modern information technology services to all areas, urban and rural; if he will set out precise guidelines and objectives for the investment in and upgrading of the sector with a view to setting the highest possible standard as befits a developing economy in a competitive market; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21038/06]


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