The report highlighted guidance on agreements between landlords and telecommunication network providers. It stated:
“Maintaining the integrity of our communications networks is of paramount importance to sustain the increasing demands being placed on them. Landowners and occupiers of land who have entered into agreements with providers of telecommunications networks should continue to meet their obligations under those agreements. This particularly applies to any contractual obligations to provide access to sites to inspect, maintain, adjust, repair or upgrade electronic communications equipment. It is vital that such access is provided for emergency repairs, routine maintenance and critical upgrades, under existing contractual arrangements.” Department for Culture, Media & Sport, www.gov.uk
To help the public and landlords recognise our telecom key workers, we have given them hi-vis jackets which clearly identify them as key workers, to minimise any public concerns about why they are there. We’d like to express a special thank you to all the key workers who have kept the nation safe, and connected.