> Let's face it - we're still in a monopoly state regarding telecoms in
> Ireland. All Eircom have to do is to say "we don't feel like following
> EU/ODTR regulations" and that's it, end of story.
Hang on a second here . . . we're talking about the company who sent a share
incentive pack to every person of voting age IN THE COUNTRY a short number
of years ago. Then got the government / media to do a ton of free publicity.
Make no mistake here, the plan was to **make sure** that as many people in
the country as possible had a stake in eircom. How many people in strategic
decision making positions do you reckon got free (or greatly reduced) shares
or options ?
Now here we are a few years later and eircom are dragging their heels, legs
and lower torso on an issue that will remove their monopolistic advantage
and nobody will say boo to them .
Hands up who thinks that anything less than legal action against the ODTR
(for what I don't know - can they be held accountable for anything not
getting done ?) will get things done any quicker than Eircom want them to ?
On a note I'd be interested to find out about, is there anything in EU law
that can force this step (LLU) to take place . . . I understand that there
were all sorts of directives and stuff, but anything legally binding that
the Government / ODTR / whoever can be held accountable for having violated.
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