ComReg consults on provision of public payphones

24 Sep 2020

Irish telecoms watchdog the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has launched a consultation as part of a Universal Service Review on the provision of public payphones. Previously, in June 2020 the regulator outlined its plan to consult on the usage threshold and payment methods that would be in place until 31 December 2020 – the end of the current payphone designation period – as well as the need, if any, for a public payphone universal service after that. In keeping its word, ComReg is now undertaking the review and has invited submissions from members of the public, as well as interested stakeholders by a deadline of 19 October.