O'Shea, Brian

Thursday, 19 October 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 524 No. 4

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Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions. - Telecommunications Services.

Asked the minister: the proposals she has to ensure fair competition between the Eircom copper network and cable television network with regard to the provision of telephony, Internet and television services; and if she ...More Button

Does the Minister not agree that the position developing would be unfair on Eircom in the context of convergence? Eircom will have to unbundle its local loop but there is no such obligation on cable t...More Button

From her response, I take it the Minister concedes that, in the context of telephony as part of a cable operator's package – one convergence package has already been announced – this puts Eircom at gr...More Button

These operators could offer their telephony services free of charge and generate their revenue from Internet and television services.More Button

Other Questions. - Postal Services.

Would the Minister agree that the reduced weight parameters effectively limit the reserved universal area? Is that not bound to have repercussions for the universal service, particularly to sparsely p...More Button

In the context of the importance of a postal service to rural areas, can the Minister assure the House that the Commission's May 2000 proposals will not result in either an increase in service cost in...More Button

Other Questions. - Fixed Line Telephony.

I thank the Minister for that comprehensive reply. Do I take it from her reply that where somebody lives in an out of the way place and installation costs run to several thousands of pounds the cost w...More Button

The Minister is not giving us an assurance in terms of future connections and what she is giving us is unclear. I became aware of a case recently where I understand the installation cost was about £11...More Button

—the commitment to universal access to service at a standardised price.More Button

Written Answers. - Telecommunications Services.

Asked the minister: the discussions she has had at EU level concerning fair competition between the Eircom copper wire network and the fibre optic cable television network here to the provision of telephony, internet and...More Button

Written Answers. - Audiology Services.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 128 of 12 October 2000, he will ensure there is no diminution either in the short or longer term in regard to the services provided for visiting teachers for ...More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Projects.

Asked the minister: when he will provide funding for the completion of the Tramore ring road in County Waterford having regard to correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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