Explanatory Notes

Overview of the Bill

1 The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill amends the Electronic Communications Code (‘the Code’), as contained in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003. The Bill provides a bespoke process for telecoms network operators to gain access to multiple dwelling buildings (blocks of residential flats and apartments) in order to deploy, upgrade or maintain fixed-line broadband connections, in cases where a tenant has requested an electronic communication service but the landlord has repeatedly failed to respond to an operator’s requests for access.


Prepared 7th January 2020