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Belize
Institutional details 2016
Name of Authority
Public Utilities Comission
Year created 1999
Legal document that created the authority
Public Utilities Comission Act
Reports to Report to Government (or Prime Minister) & Annual report to the Sector Ministry
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
n/a
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
Yes
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Licence fees; ; percentage: Spectrum fees; ; percentage:
Structure of the Regulator 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
John Avery (Chairman)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 27
Regulatory Functions 2016
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
Public Utilities Commission - Technical Regulation
R Broadcasting content
Belize Broadcasting Authority
M Information technology
n/a Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2016

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