On 24 February, we issued our consultation on the changes we needed to make to certain General Conditions ('GCs') and Universal Service Conditions ('USCs') by 25 May 2011 in order to implement the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework ('the Framework') in the UK.
Thirty three stakeholders responded to our consultation, which closed on 7 April. Having fully considered their responses, this statement sets out our conclusions and changes to the GCs and USCs.
We have also taken account of the conclusion of the UK Government's (the Department for Culture, Media and Sport - DCMS) recent statement which set out its own approach to making amendments to the Communications Act 2003 (the 'Act'), the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, in order to implement the Framework . Some of our proposed changes depended upon their alterations to the legal framework - in particular the changes made to the Act via the statutory instrument laid in Parliament on 5 May 2011.