DE Act Costs Order: has Ofcom lost its sense of timing?: "Ofcom has proposed a schedule whereb the first notices will go out on 1 March 2014. Two ISPs [BT and EE] have told Ofcom that its proposed timing of nine months to get the notification systems in place will not be sufficient. Both make it plain that they need a further three to six months as a minimum.
That will mean that the proposed start date of March 2014 is unlikely to be met. System development would have to commence by next January to allow the full amount of time (12-15 months) they say they need, and that is unlikely to happen.
The implementing legislation has to go through Parliament, as well as get approval from the European Commission, before anyone can begin building systems. Ofcom has already put the Costs Order before Parliament, in its haste to meet its own schedule. However, the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which carried out the first Parliamentary examination of the Costs Order, has indicated that it has reservations." 'via Blog this'