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Part 2E+W+S+N.I.Networks, services and the radio spectrum

Chapter 1E+W+S+N.I.Electronic communications networks and services

Local authority powers in relation to networks and servicesE+W+S+N.I.

148Powers of local authorities in connection with networksE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A local authority may borrow money for the purpose of providing a public electronic communications network or public electronic communications service.

(2)A local authority may—

(a)provide a public electronic communications network part of which is outside their area; and

(b)provide a public electronic communications service even if some of the persons to whom they provide the service are outside their area.

(3)In this section, a “local authority” means—

(a)in relation to England, a London borough council or a district council;

(b)in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council;

(c)in Scotland, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 148 in force at 25.7.2003 for specified purposes by S.I. 2003/1900, arts. 1(2), 2(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 3) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 1(3))

I2S. 148 in force at 29.12.2003 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(2) (with art. 11)