About the Commission
The Communications Commission is a Statutory Board of the Isle of Man Government, comprised of a Chairman and four Members with a range of experiences. The Commission staff consists of the Director and four other staff.
We have the responsibility for licensing and regulating telecommunications and broadcasting on the Isle of Man under the Telecommunications Act 1984, the Radio Masts Regulation Act 1988 and the Broadcasting Act 1993.
The Commission recognises the need to ensure that the Island’s infrastructure and services continue to be leading edge, both to remain competitive in its existing economic sectors and to develop new wealth creating industries. If the Isle of Man wishes to attract businesses that will contribute to its long-term economic potential then it must have a system of regulation that promotes long-term stability and investment.
Key to the Island’s future is maintaining its reputation as a diverse and modern jurisdiction, but one that has an important historical and cultural heritage. We aim to protect and promote the sense of community on the Island by ensuring there is an appropriate Manx focus to local broadcasts through licence conditions and our support of the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee. Where Island affairs are covered by UK Broadcasters such as the BBC, we work closely with them to ensure that the Isle of Man receives fair coverage on TV, radio and online.
An important part of our day-to-day work is licensing and monitoring compliance. This will continue to take up much of the Commission’s time, but our primary focus for the coming years is to modernise our regulation to create stability while encouraging investment and innovation.
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