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Committee to quiz Ofcom chief on priorities

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s House of Commons is to hold its first evidence session with the newly-appointed Chief Executive of Ofcom to consider her priorities for the communications regulator. Sharon White formally took up her position with Ofcom in March 2015. White will appear before the Committee on Tuesday 21 July.

The Committee holds post-appointment hearings with a number of newly-appointed heads of public organisations that fall under the DCMS’s remit. The focus of these sessions is looking forward at how the new post-holder will run their organisation and how they will tackle any challenges within their sectors.

Some of the areas that may be covered include:Mobile policy; Market conditions; Call costs, pricing information and switching providers; BT’s fibre network and Openreach’s service performance; Broadband services; Tackling harmful content online and nuisance calls; Public service broadcasting and licensing of TV and radio.

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