Nice bit on ECAP
Comreg is the longest established one, the most useless one, the most arrogant and unaccountable one and is a bad precedent to leave hanging around .
Abolish it....pour encourager les autres. Reconstitute properly and threaten the 'other' regulators with the same process.
1. It was Comregs misunderstanding of the enforcement and appeals process and the Minister's misunderstanding of the issues in question under the subsequent judicial review, that allowed eircom to avoid LLU for a whole year between the "SMP" decision (15/06/04) and the McKechnie judgement (29/07/05).
2. If we are to have a national regulator it seems better to have a standing and expert communications appeals panel rather than risk the expense, delay and relative ignorance of the high court in judicial review. McKechnie himself advised as much.