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European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users’ Rights) Regulations 2011. S.I. No. 337 of 2011

European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users’ Rights) Regulations 2011. S.I. No. 337 of 2011

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​The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive), and the amendments to that Directive as introduced by Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009.

As well as transposing the amendments made by Directive 2009/136/EC, these Regulations consolidate the provisions of the existing Statutory Instruments transposing the Universal Service Directive, namely, the “European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users’ Rights) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 308 of 2003)” and the “European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users’ Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 374 of 2007)”, which have been revoked by these Regulations.

The aim of these Regulations is, inter alia, to ensure the provision of specified electronic communications services and the affordability of those services.

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