The Assembly yesterday discussed the objections made by President Rafael Correa to the draft Telecommunications Act.
The 313 session was suspended and the debate on the 24 observations made by the Executive branch continues. The President of the Commission on Autonomous Governments, Richard Calderon, suggested returning to the last table for the charge of market share that shall be paid by telecommunications companies.
The Assembly defined in the second debate, that the companies that have from 30% of total subscribers shall pay a percentage of their income to the state. Correa decided to pass from 30% to 35% that percentage.
Calderon also defended the creation of the Agency for Regulation and Control of Telecommunications, which will assume the functions of the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Supertel), the Ministry of Telecommunications (Senatel) and the National Telecommunications Council (Conatel).
At 13:15, Rosana Alvarado, president in charge, suspended the session even though the vote for presidential veto was scheduled.