Dáil Éireann - Volume 387 - 07 March, 1989
Written Answers. - Licensing of Cablelink Owner.
Mr. J. O'Keeffe Mr. J. O'Keeffe
37. Mr. J. O'Keeffe: asked the Minister for Communications the conditions he intends to apply in deciding whether and how a new owner of cablelink will be licensed by his Department.
Minister for Communications (Mr. R. Burke) Raphael P. Burke
Minister for Communications (Mr. R. Burke): Under the Wireless Telegraphy (Wired Broadcast Relay Licence) Regulations, 1974, my approval is required before the benefit of a licence in respect of a cable system can be transferred from one person or company to another.
In considering any request for the transfer of a cable licence, my primary concern is to be satisfied that the new licencee would be competent to provide a satisfactory service to subscribers at reasonable cost and to comply with my Department's technical specifications, drawn up from time to time, relating to radio frequency management considerations and safety standards.
Dáil Éireann 387 Written Answers. Licensing of Cablelink Owner.