KMD consulting on proposals for new communications act

7 Jul 2021

Norway’s Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation (Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet, KMD) has published a consultation regarding its proposals for a new piece of overarching communications regulation.

With the country’s current key legislation – the Electronic Communications Act – having been enacted back in 2003, the KMD has now said that its proposed new communications act would facilitate new regulatory mechanisms and increase consumer protections, while facilitating the development of both mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure. In a press release outlining the plan, the ministry has – amongst other things – proposed the establishment of an independent appeals board for processing appeals against decisions made by the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom).

A deadline of 15 October 2021 has been set for submissions to the consultation.