REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                         COMMUNICATIONS                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter I                                           
                                                                                
                       GENERAL PROVISIONS                                       
                                                                                
     Article 1. Purpose of the Law                                              
     This Law  establishes the  rights and  obligations of    the               
State, enterprises,  organisations and  natural  persons  in  the               
management and  use of technical facilities of telecommunications               
as well  as disposal thereof, in the fitting out and operation of               
telecommunications networks,  in  the  provision  of  postal  and               
telecommunications services  and making  use of  same, as well as               
the general  principles of  responsibility for  the violations of               
this Law.                                                                       
     In cases  where the international agreements ratified by the               
Republic  of   Lithuania  establish  regulations  of  postal  and               
telecommunications activities other than those prescribed by this               
Law, the  regulations of the international agreement shall apply,               
provided that they are in compliance with the Constitution of the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 2. Definitions                                                     
     As used in this Law:                                                       
     communications means  the totality  of    telecommunications               
enterprises and technical facilities;                                           
     Ministry  of   Communications  and   Informatics  means  the               
Ministry of  Communications and  Informatics of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania;                                                                      
     communications  administration   means   the   Ministry   of               
Communications and  Informatics, as  well as other communications               
regulation institutions  authorised  by  the  Government  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania or  the  Ministry  of  Communications  and               
Informatics;                                                                    
     enterprises within  the  jurisdiction  of  the  Ministry  of               
Communications and  Informatics means  special purpose postal and               
telecommunications  companies   and  state  enterprises  assigned               
within the sphere of regulation of the Ministry of Communications               
and Informatics;                                                                
     the post office means an enterprise (enterprise subdivision)               
which provides postal services at its headquarters and within its               
service area  as well  as being   engaged  in the  transportation               
(delivery) of  postal shipments   to other analogous post offices               
in the country and abroad;                                                      
     State Post  Office means  state enterprises and companies of               
the Republic of Lithuania controlling interest wherein is held by               
the state  power and  government institutions  of the Republic of               
Lithuania;                                                                      
     postal   services    means    reception    or    collection,               
transportation  and   delivery  of  letters,  postcards,  printed               
matter, secogrammes,  aerogrammes, small  packages, and  parcels,               
reception and  payment of  postal money  orders,  performance  of               
banking operations of the post office giro system;                              
     banking operations  of the post office giro system means the               
customers' settlement  of accounts  through the  post  office  by               
means of  credit transfer,  transfer of funds from the customer's               
account with the post office to the creditor's account;                         
     postal money  order means  transmission of  money by post or               
telegraph;                                                                      
                                                                                
     official indication  of postage payment means postage stamps               
or other marks serving the same function;                                       
     principal  postal  services  means  reception  (collection),               
transportation and delivery of mailing matter;                                  
     mailing matter  means a  letter, postcard,  printed  matter,               
secogramme, aerogramme, small package, parcel;                                  
     postcard means a piece of thin card for sending a message by               
post without  an  envelope  with  a  postage  stamp  attached  or               
containing any other mark confirming postage payment;                           
     letter means  a written or other communication  sent by post               
in an  envelope which  has   postage stamps  attached thereto  or               
contains any other postage payment marks;                                       
     printed matter  means a  publication sent  in an envelope or               
any other  packing which  has postage  stamps attached thereto or               
contains any other postage payment marks;                                       
     parcel means  various articles  or food  products sent  in a               
wooden, cardboard  box wrapped  in cloth  or  any  other  durable               
material;                                                                       
     small package  means a  shipment of small articles sent in a               
wooden, cardboard box or any other durable material packing which               
has postage stamps attached thereto or contains any other postage               
payment marks;                                                                  
     secogramme  means   a  written   communication,  cliche   or               
publication for  the blind  in Braille as well as tape recordings               
and special  paper for  the blind  sent in  an envelope or in any               
packing which has postage stamps attached thereto or contains any               
other postage payment marks;                                                    
     aerogramme means  an air-mail  letter on  a single  sheet of               
paper that  folds to  form an  envelope which  has postage stamps               
attached thereto or contains any other postage payment marks;                   
     telecommunications means  any transmission, broadcasting and               
reception of  signs, written  texts, images  and sounds   or  any               
other type  of information  by means  of wire,  radio, optical or               
other electromagnetic systems;                                                  
     technical facilities  of telecommunications  means equipment               
and lines  of telephone,  telegraph,  facsimile communication and               
data transmission,  radio  communication,  radio  and  television               
broadcasting and  reception as  well as  other equipment used for               
telecommunications;                                                             
     certified technical  facilities of  telecommunications means               
technical  facilities  of  telecommunications    whose  technical               
characteristics conform  with the  standards established  in  the               
Republic of  Lithuania and  which have been issued certificate of               
conformity by the communications administration;                                
     telecommunications terminals means telephone sets, telegraph               
apparatuses and  fax machines,  modems  and  other  equipment  of               
telecommunications service  users connected  to the corresponding               
telecommunications  network by subscriber lines;                                
     telecommunications  network  means  a  system  of  technical               
facilities of telecommunications  specified according to the type               
or  character   of  communication   (telephone,  telegraph,  data               
transmission,   radio,   television,   etc.)   and   installation               
territory, providing  possibilities for  information transmission               
and reception in all places where equipment for connection to the               
network (telecommunications terminals) is installed;                            
     public telecommunications  network means  telecommunications               
network the  services whereof  are  provided  to  all  legal  and               
natural persons;                                                                
     public radio  communications network means telecommunication               
network  whose   purpose  is   transmission  and   reception   of               
communications  between   movable  subscribers   or  movable  and               
stationary   subscribers and the services whereof are provided to               
all legal and natural persons;                                                  
     state  special  purpose  telecommunications  networks  means               
telecommunications networks  installed and used only for ensuring               
the functioning  of certain  state  government  institutions  and               
their structures  (national security,  defence, internal affairs,               
etc.);                                                                          
     telecommunications  lines  of  national  significance  means               
international and  intercity telecommunications  lines owned  and               
operated by state communications enterprises;                                   
     telecommunications services  means services  of  information               
transmission by technical facilities;                                           
     main     telecommunications  services  means  telephone  and               
telegraph communications services;                                              
     telecommunications enterprise  means enterprise managing and               
using technical  facilities of  telecommunications and  providing               
telecommunications services;                                                    
     telecommunications network  operator means  enterprise using               
(monitoring, developing  and  managing)  its  own  communications               
network or that owned by  another enterprise;                                   
     subscriber means  legal or  natural person  regularly  using               
postal  and   (or)  telecommunications  services  under  contract               
concluded with the provider of services;                                        
     radio and  television  broadcasting  means  transmission  of               
radio and  (or) television  programmes for the residents by means               
of electromagnetic waves;                                                       
     radio and  television network  means the  total  complex  of               
technical facilities for radio and television broadcasting in the               
entire country or its part;                                                     
     licence means  a document  which grants  its  recipient  the               
right to  engage in  the  activities specified in the licence and               
determines the terms and conditions of the activities;                          
     services provided  in the obligatory manner means postal and               
telecommunications services  which are  defined as obligatory  in               
the enterprise bylaws or licences for activities.                               
                                                                                
                           Chapter II                                           
                                                                                
             REGULATION OF COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES                            
                                                                                
     Article 3. Legal Regulation of Communications                              
               Activities                                                       
     1. Communications  activities and  relations between  postal               
and telecommunications  operators and  their service users in the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall be regulated by this Law, other laws               
of the Republic of Lithuania, Government decrees as well as other               
legal acts.                                                                     
     2. The  management and  use of  radio communication, control               
over it and  manufacture, importation, sale, use and  supervision               
of equipment  emitting   electromagnetic waves shall be regulated               
by the Law on Radio Communication.                                              
     3. International  co-operation of  the Republic of Lithuania               
in the  postal and  telecommunications spheres shall be regulated               
by the  laws of the Republic of Lithuania, Government decrees and               
international agreements.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 4. Government Regulation of Communications                         
               Activities                                                       
     1. Communications  activities in  the Republic  of Lithuania               
shall be  regulated in  accordance with  the respective sphere of               
competence by:                                                                  
     1) the Government and its authorised institutions;                         
     2) the  Ministry of  Communications and  Informatics and its               
authorised institutions;                                                        
     3) the Ministry of National Defence; and                                   
     4) the Ministry of Internal Affairs.                                       
     2.  The   Ministry  of   National  Defence   shall  regulate               
activities in the sphere of communications used for the country's               
security  and   defence  purposes   as  well   as  the   use   of               
telecommunications facilities  and networks  which are  developed               
and maintained by the services subordinate to it.                               
     The Ministry  of Internal  Affairs shall regulate activities               
in the  sphere of  communications used  for the  country's border               
protection as  well as  the use  of telecommunications facilities               
and networks  which are  developed and maintained by the services               
subordinate to it.                                                              
     After   holding   consultations   with   the   Ministry   of               
Communications  and   Informatics,  the  Ministries  of  National               
Defence and  Internal Affairs  shall adopt  decisions to  install               
telecommunications  networks,  satellite  communication  systems,               
radionavigation and radiolocation stations and systems.                         
     3.Communications   administration    shall   regulate    the               
activities  of   telecommunications   networks   and   facilities               
belonging to  legal and  natural persons, shall co-ordinate their               
interaction, determine  the terms  and conditions of provision of               
principal telecommunications services.                                          
     Communications administration shall not regulate:                          
     1) the  activities of  post  office  operators,  unless  the               
activities are  connected with  the State  Post Office and hinder               
other post offices;                                                             
     2) the  activities of  telecommunications networks  that are               
not connected with the public telecommunications networks, unless               
the activities are  related to the provision of services to third               
persons and interfere with other networks;                                      
     3)   the    activities   of       state    special   purpose               
telecommunications networks,  unless they  interfere  with  other               
networks.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 5. The Ministry of Communications and                              
               Informatics                                                      
     1  The   Ministry  of   Communications  and  Informatics  is               
authorised   by this  and other laws of the Republic of Lithuania               
to implement  Government policy  in the sphere of communications,               
to regulate  postal  and  telecommunications  activities  in  the               
country.  It   concerns   itself   with   the   development   and               
modernisation of  postal and  telecommunications  infrastructure,               
endeavours to provide all persons located in Lithuania with equal               
possibilities  for   using  communications  services,  encourages               
competition between communications service providers.                           
     2. The  Ministry of  Communications and  Informatics,  while               
discharging the  duties imposed  on it,  shall be  obligated  and               
shall have the right to:                                                        
     1) establish,  reorganise, liquidate  the  institutions  and               
services regulating  postal and telecommunications activities and               
those  supervising   the   use   of   technical   facilities   of               
telecommunications , approve their respective bylaws;                           
     2) submit  proposals to the Government to finance postal and               
telecommunications   infrastructure    development    programmes,               
compensate from  the State budget losses incurred while providing               
obligatory postal  and telecommunications  services  as  well  as               
grant guarantees  for the loans obtained by the State Post Office               
and state telecommunications enterprises;                                       
     3) draw  up numbering  plans  of  public  telecommunications               
networks and  assign them  appropriate numbers;  issue permits to               
use technical  facilities of  telecommunications   and  equipment               
which radiates  or may radiate radio frequencies or instruct that               
the permits be issued by the institutions and services regulating               
telecommunications  activities   and  supervising   the  use   of               
technical facilities of telecommunications;                                     
     4) set  qualifications requirements  for legal  and  natural               
persons which  provide  postal  services  and  install,  develop,               
maintain and  use technical facilities of telecommunications, and               
requirements concerning the equipment used in their activities as               
well as  determine the  procedure for  the  persons'  performance               
evaluation;                                                                     
     5) control  the quality  of  postal  and  telecommunications               
services provided to the consumers, check technical parameters of               
public    telecommunications     networks    and     of     those               
telecommunications networks that are connected with them;                       
     6)   issue   (draft   and   approve)   postal   office   and               
telecommunications  regulations;   establish  the  conditions  of               
principal  postal   and  telecommunications  services  provision,               
service quality  requirements, approve  model  contracts  between               
telecommunications service providers and subscribers;                           
     7) set  technical characteristics requirements of the postal               
and  telecommunications   equipment  used   in  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania; on co-ordination with the Ministry of Construction and               
Urban Planning,  issue standards  and regulations  which regulate               
the designing  and construction  of postal and telecommunications               
facilities;                                                                     
     8)  upon   the  declaration  of  martial  law  or  state  of               
emergency, in  case of  threat of  war, natural  disaster and  in               
other cases  specified by the Government, issue orders obligatory               
to all  post offices,  owners and operators of telecommunications               
facilities;                                                                     
     9)   co-operate    with   postal    and   telecommunications               
administrations  of   foreign  states,  in  accordance  with  its               
competence represent  the Republic  of Lithuania in international               
postal  and   telecommunications  organisations  as  well  as  at               
international conferences; and                                                  
     10) establish the procedure of publishing and circulation of               
postage-stamps, stamped envelopes and postcards.                                
     The Ministry  of Communications  and Informatics  shall also               
fulfil other  functions prescribed by the laws of the Republic of               
Lithuania and Government decrees.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 6. Licensing of Communications Activities                          
     1. The  Ministry of  Communications  and  Informatics  shall               
issue licences  for postal  and telecommunications  activities in               
accordance  with   the  procedure   established  by  the  Law  on               
Enterprises. Pursuant  to the Law on Stamp Duty, stamp duty fixed               
by the Government shall be paid for the issued licence.                         
     2. The  conditions of  activities laid  down in the licences               
may  be   changed  on   the  initiative   of  the   Ministry   of               
Communications and  Informatics or  the licence  holder by mutual               
consent. In case the licence holder refuses to accept the changes               
in  the  licence  conditions  as  proposed  by  the  Ministry  of               
Communications and  Informatics, the  dispute shall be settled by               
court.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 7. Prices and Rates                                                
     1.  The   prices  and   rates  of   obligatory  postal   and               
telecommunications services provided by the enterprises under the               
jurisdiction of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics as               
well as  of postal  and telecommunications services in the market               
whereof the  enterprise holds  a dominant position, and the price               
ceiling of  the principal telecommunications services provided by               
other enterprises shall be fixed by the Government.                             
     2. The  rates charged  for  the  services  provided  by  the               
institutions    and     services    regulating     postal     and               
telecommunications  activities   and  supervising   the  use   of               
technical facilities  of telecommunications shall be fixed by the               
Ministry of Communications and Informatics.                                     
                                                                                
                           Chapter III                                          
                                                                                
                           POST OFFICE                                          
                                                                                
     Article 8. Exclusive Rights and  Duties of the State                       
               Post Office                                                      
     1. The  exclusive right and duty of the State Post Office is               
to collect and deliver letters, postcards, and printed matter, to               
                                                                                
deliver pensions and provide other postal services established by               
the Law on Enterprises.                                                         
     The marginal  maximum fee charged for the delivery of social               
security pensions  shall be fixed by the Government.                            
     2. The State Post Office shall have exclusive right to:                    
     1) install in public places post office boxes for collecting               
letters;                                                                        
     2) issue  postage-stamps. Postage-stamps issued by the State               
must contain  the inscription  "LIETUVA". They  may  contain  the               
state emblem of Lithuania;                                                      
     3) use  the inscription  "Lietuvos paštas" ( "Post Office of               
Lithuania") in  its  documents,  seals  and  stamps,  advertising               
pamphlets and elsewhere;                                                        
     4) use  and allow  other enterprises  to use devices for the               
marking of the payment of fee for  postal services.                             
                                                                                
     Article 9. Transportation of  State Mailing Matter                         
     State mailing  matter  and employees accompanying it through               
the state  border crossing  posts, permanent  and temporary  sea,               
river, channel  or other  water body ferries are entitled to pass               
out of turn.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 10. Delivery of Mail                                               
     1.  The  mail  shall  be  delivered  (handed  over)  to  the               
addressee indicated  by the addresser or to the person authorised               
by this  addressee. The  mail addressed  to persons  who  are  in               
military service,  in hospitals,  sanatoriums,  labour  camps  or               
places of  confinement may  be delivered  (handed  over)  to  the               
administration of that institution.                                             
     2. The  mail to households shall be  delivered to subscriber               
post boxes.  The procedure  for the  delivery of  mail  to  legal               
persons and    the  mail  addressed  "poste  restante"  shall  be               
established by the post office.                                                 
     3. Owners  of multi-apartment  houses must install blocks of               
subscriber post  boxes  on  the  first  floor  of  the  stairway,               
Gardeners' associations  must install  post  boxes  at  the  main               
entrance to the collective garden.                                              
     4. Owners  of private  houses must  install subscriber  post               
boxes at  the entrance  to their  territory or on the wall of the               
house so that they would be within the reach from the sidewalk or               
road side.                                                                      
     5. The  post office  may install  collective subscriber post               
boxes in  areas built up with private houses. Such boxes shall be               
installed at  a distance  not exceeding  300 m  from the place of               
residence of   post office clients  in urban areas, and 500 m -in               
rural areas.  The mail  shall be  delivered to  such   boxes only               
provided   the subscriber  receives periodical   publications  no               
less frequently than three times a week.                                        
     6. Delivery of mail to the owners of householdings, which do               
not comply  with the  requirements specified  in par.  3 and 4 of               
this Law  and to individuals which do not install subscriber post               
boxes, may be terminated.                                                       
     7. If  the addressee fails to pay cash on delivery (COD) fee               
within 30  days or  any other  postal charge, the post office may               
sell the shipment  and remit the proceeds to the budget according               
to the  procedure established  by the Ministry of Finance, if the               
addresser fails  to take  it back  within one year from its sale.               
The proceeds  from the  sold shipment  shall be given back to the               
addresser less postal costs.                                                    
     8. The  procedure for  sale or destruction of shipment which               
is impossible  to deliver  to the  addressee  or  return  to  the               
addresser or  for the  utilisation of proceeds received therefrom               
shall be  established  by  the  Ministry  of  Communications  and               
Informatics upon co-ordination with the Ministry of Finance.                    
                                                                                
     Article 11. Control of Mailing Matter                                      
     1. Post office  employees, when accepting the mailing matter               
for sending  on, may  check whether  they do not contain articles               
the mailing  of which  is prohibited,  and if  such articles  are               
found, to detain them.                                                          
     2. State  institutions and  their officers  may examine  the               
mailing matter  and its  documentation, search articles and seize               
them only  in accordance  with the  procedure established  by the               
laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 12. The Secrecy of Mailing Matter                                  
     1. The  post  office  employees  shall  be  prohibited  from               
furnishing to  unauthorised persons  information  concerning  the               
rendering of  postal  services  to  other  persons,  as  well  as               
providing  them  with  conditions  to  get  such  information  by               
themselves.                                                                     
     2. Information  concerning the  users of  postal services is               
necessary for determining the rate  for postal services,  must be               
minimal and  may not  be divulged  to other  persons except   the               
users of services themselves or persons authorised by them.                     
                                                                                
     Article 13. Liability of the Post Office                                   
     1. The  procedure for  the payment  of compensation  for the               
lost or  damaged mailing  matter as well as its  delayed delivery               
shall be  established  by  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
     2. Compensation shall not be paid if unregistered letters or               
money or  other valuables  included   in them  or in unregistered               
parcels are lost.                                                               
                                                                                
                           Chapter IV                                           
                       TELECOMMUNICATIONS                                       
                                                                                
     Article 14.  Interaction  of Telecommunications                            
               Networks                                                         
     1. Telecommunications  networks shall be connected to public               
telecommunication networks  and inter connected  according to the               
contracts   signed by  their operators  and   in compliance  with               
technical    conditions     established     by     communications               
administration. These  contracts must  be in  compliance with the               
recommendations of   International  Telecommunications Union, the               
conditions of the application thereof shall be established by the               
Ministry of Communications and Informatics.                                     
     2. Telecommunications  network operators shall be prohibited               
from  providing   conditions  in  network  connection  contracts,               
discriminating one  operators and  granting privileges  to  other               
operators. Disputes  between operators  concerning the conditions               
of the  connection contract under preparation shall be settled by               
the Ministry  of Communications and Informatics. If the operators               
of both  connected  networks  provide  services,  the  cases  and               
methods  of  the    disconnection  of  these  networks  shall  be               
established by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics.                  
     3. In  the issued  licences, the  Ministry of Communications               
and Informatics shall have the right to:                                        
     1)     establish  the   main   terms   and   conditions   of               
telecommunications network connection contracts ;                               
     2) specify  technical level  of telecommunications  networks               
that are being connected;                                                       
     3)   specify    what   information    the    operators    of               
telecommunications networks must exchange during the operation of               
telecommunications networks;                                                    
     4)    instruct  telecommunications  enterprise  to  organise               
communication with special and emergency services;                              
     5) establish  the numbering  of the network and the codes of               
the communication with other networks.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 15.  Importation, Sale, Production, and                            
               Utilisation of Technical  Equipment  of                          
               Telecommunications                                               
     1.Importation (sending  in) of  technical telecommunications               
equipment   from abroad,  manufacture for    sale  or  any  other               
distribution in  the territory  of the Republic of Lithuania  and               
trade in  them or  any other  distribution  shall be regulated by               
communications administration  licences   the  issuance procedure               
of which shall be established by the Government.                                
     2. Only  certified telecommunications   equipment    may  be               
brought from  abroad or produced for sale in the territory of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, as  well as  traded in or  distributed in               
any other  way without the permission specified in par. 1 of this               
Article. The  provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the               
equipment  emitting electromagnetic waves.                                      
     3.  All   legal  and   natural  persons   may  use,  without               
limitations, terminal  equipment of telecommunications  certified               
in the  Republic of  Lithuania, radio  and television  receivers,               
other  equipment   receiving  radio   signals.  The  provider  of               
telecommunications services  shall  be  prohibited  from  forcing               
directly or  indirectly to  acquire or  take  on  lease  terminal               
equipment  of   telecommunications  supplied  by  any  particular               
producer.                                                                       
     4. All  legal and  natural persons may, without limitations,               
install and  operate wire  telecommunications networks  in  their               
premises and in their land holdings, which are not connected with               
other networks and are used only for their own needs.                           
     5. Only certified technical telecommunications equipment may               
be used  in    public  telecommunication  networks  and  networks               
connected with them.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 16. Certification of  Telecommunications                           
               Equipment                                                        
     The procedure  for the  certification of  telecommunications               
equipment shall be established by the Government.                               
                                                                                
     Article 17. Connection of Telecommunications Terminals                     
               to Public Telecommunications Network                             
     Telecommunications terminals  may  be  connected  to  public               
telecommunications network,  as well  as their maintenance may be               
carried out only by the  employees authorised by the operators of               
relevant public networks or persons possessing licences issued by               
communications administration.  The licences  shall be  issued to               
persons  with   adequate  qualifications   and  having  necessary               
equipment, in  accordance with  the procedure  established by the               
Ministry of Communications and Informatics.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 18. Installation of Telecommunications                             
               Networks                                                         
     1. State enterprises and operators of  state special-purpose               
telecommunications  networks   shall  have   the  right   to  lay               
telecommunications lines  and build  their facilities on the land               
owned by  the state,  as well  as on  public roads (motorways and               
railways and  the land  attributed to  them,    in  the  streets,               
squares, state  waters  and  on  their  shores,  across  bridges,               
through tunnels)  and in  the space over them, upon co-ordination               
of the  time limits  and conditions  for   carried out  works and               
their   maintenance   with the  holders and  users of state-owned               
land.                                                                           
     2. Telecommunications  enterprises shall  have the  right to               
lay  underground   telecommunications  lines   and  build   their               
facilities without changing the purpose of land use:                            
     1) in  the land  to  which an easement  has been established               
by the  mutual agreement  between the  land owner  or the user of               
state-owned land and the telecommunications enterprise;                         
     2)  in   the   land   which   is   being   rented   by   the               
telecommunications enterprise  from   the land owner  or the user               
of state-owned  land for  the period  during which  the works are               
being carried out.                                                              
     If the land owner or its user refuses  to let the land or to               
establish an  easement  to  it,  the  Government  may  adopt  the               
decision  relative  to  the  establishment  of  easement  in  the               
telecommunications line route.                                                  
     3. Telecommunications  enterprises must  repair  the  damage               
caused to  the environment   while  laying the telecommunications               
lines, and   compensate     land owners  and users for the damage               
caused in the manner established by the existing laws.                          
     4. While  constructing or  reconstructing buildings,  roads,               
bridges   and    other   objects,   the   relocation   works   of               
telecommunication  lines   shall  be  performed  by  construction               
clients according  to the  technical conditions  specified by the               
owners of such lines.                                                           
     5. If  the owner of land to which no easement is established               
requires to  remove the telecommunication lines going through his               
land, the  telecommunication enterprise  must complete relocation               
works within  two years from the moment of the filing of request.               
If  the   land  owner  requests  to  remove  from  his  land  the               
telecommunication lines  laid prior  to the coming into effect of               
this Law,  the relocation  works shall  be  carried  out  at  the               
expense of  the land  owner.   The  telecommunication  enterprise               
having removed at the request of the land owner telecommunication               
lines from  his land,  shall acquire  the right  to cut  off  all               
telecommunication network terminals installed in his household.                 
                                                                                
     Article 19. Protection of Telecommunications Networks                      
     1. The  protected zone  of telecommunication  networks shall               
comprise a  strip of  land along the telecommunications lines and               
around  telecommunications  objects,  including  the  plants  and               
buildings situated on it.  In this zone it shall be prohibited to               
change the  purpose of  the land  use, to  construct buildings or               
other structures,  to keep equipment and substances,  dig,  drill               
wells, blow,  and carry  out other  works, during  which or  as a               
result of  which  damage  may  be  caused  to  telecommunications               
structures,   without    prior   consent    of   the   owner   of               
telecommunications lines and (or) the owner of the objects.                     
     2.  Dimensions   of  protected   zones,  methods   of  their               
designation, the  procedure for  carrying out works in them shall               
be  established   in  the   regulations  of   the  protection  of               
telecommunications networks, approved by the Government.                        
     3. Enterprises, organisations, owners and users of  land, as               
well   as   other   persons,   through   the   fault   of   which               
telecommunications  facilities have been damaged, must compensate               
the enterprise operating this facility for the caused damage.                   
     4. Upon  co-ordination with  state-owned  land  holders  and               
users,  the   employees  authorised   by  enterprises   operating               
technical telecommunications  facilities shall have the  right to               
freely move  around protected  zones of telecommunications lines,               
to repair  or reconstruct the lines,  dig pits and open trenches.               
Said employees shall also be permitted to trim off tree branches,               
to cut  shrubs in  order to  maintain the  width of the clearings               
established in the design and the distance to the air line wires.               
     5. Upon  completion of  the works specified in par.4 of this               
Article,   telecommunications    enterprises   must   bring   the               
environment to  its former  condition and   compensate  the  land               
users for caused  damage.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 20. Radio and Television Broadcasting                              
     1. One  of  the  wire  radio  or  cable  television  network               
channels  must  be  used  for  broadcasting  the  first  national               
programme of  the Lithuanian Radio and Television. This Law shall               
not regulate the use of other channels.                                         
     2. Radio  and television  broadcasting enterprises which are               
under the  jurisdiction of  the Ministry  of  Communications  and               
Informatics  must broadcast all the  programmes of the Lithuanian               
Radio  and   Television.  Said   enterprises  may  broadcast  the               
programmes of  other mass  media (  radio and television studios,               
editorial offices)  in the cases and in the manner established by               
the Government.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 21. The Secrecy of Messages Transmitted by                         
               Telecommunications facilities                                    
     1. Employees  of  telecommunications  enterprises  shall  be               
prohibited  from   disclosing     the   contents   of   telephone               
conversations, telegraph  messages and of information transmitted               
by other telecommunications facilities to unauthorised persons or               
to provide them with conditions to learn it by themselves,  which               
they learn  in the  course of  the performance  of their official               
duties.                                                                         
     2. Information  concerning the  users  of  telecommunication               
services, necessary for the calculation of the fees for services,               
must be  minimal and  may not  be divulged to other persons, with               
the exception  of the  users of  services themselves  or  persons               
authorised by them.                                                             
     3.   Information    concerning    the    number    of    the               
telecommunications terminal, the location of its installation and               
ownership is not secret, but at the request of the subscriber may               
not be disclosed to other persons.                                              
     4. Information  specified in  par. 1  and 2  of this Article               
may be  disclosed or  conditions may  be provided for learning it               
only in  cases and  in the  manner provided  by the  laws of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     5. Persons who violate  the requirements set forth in par. 1               
of this Article shall incur administrative and criminal liability               
in   the    manner   established    by   laws.    Employees    of               
telecommunications  enterprises     who   have   committed   such               
violations shall  be dismissed  from office as having discredited               
themselves. Persons  who   violate the  requirements set forth in               
par. 2 of this Article shall incur administrative liability.                    
                                                                                
                            Chapter V                                           
                                                                                
         RIGHTS, DUTIES AND LIABILITY OF THE POST OFFICE                        
               AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENTERPRISES                               
                                                                                
     Article 22. The Right of Entry                                             
     1. Upon notifying the owner of the land, a person authorised               
in writing  by  telecommunications enterprise may enter this land               
holding (  if it  is not  built up,   used as a garden or playing               
ground)       for          performing   design   examination   of               
telecommunications facilities.                                                  
     2. Post  offices and  telecommunications  enterprises  shall               
have the  right to  install and  maintain subscribers' post boxes               
and post  boxes and telecommunications  facilities in the streets               
and other  public places,  if this  does not  interfere with  the               
movement of  pedestrians and  transport, as  well as to enter the               
objects of  private property,  when it  is necessary  to install,               
check or  repair technical  facilities of  telecommunications. If               
while exercising  these rights,  material  damage  is  caused  to               
private or  public property,  the  enterprise must compensate for               
the damage caused.                                                              
     3. Representatives   of  telecommunications enterprises  may               
enter the  landholdings of the Ministries of National Defence and               
Internal Affairs  and their  subdivisions in  accordance with the               
procedure  established  by  the  joint  order  issued  by    said               
Ministries and the Ministry of  Communications and Informatics.                 
                                                                                
     Article 23. The Duty to Inform                                             
     1. Post  offices  and  telecommunications  enterprises  must               
inform  in advance  in writing the Ministry of Communications and               
Informatics about the commencement of the provision of postal and               
telecommunications services,  as well  as about  the  changes  in               
service provision  conditions.                                                  
     2. Post  offices  and  telecommunications  enterprises  must               
announce   in advance  about the  changes  in  service  provision               
conditions and rates and fees.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 24. Mandatoriness of the Rules                                     
     Post offices  and telecommunications enterprises, as well as               
legal and natural persons providing postal and telecommunications               
services  or   in  any   other  way   related   to   postal   and               
telecommunications activities,  must observe   the rules approved               
by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics.                              
                                                                                
     Article 25. Liability                                                      
     Violation of  this  Law  shall  incur  liability  under  the               
effective laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                    
                                                                                
     Article 26. Final Provisions                                               
     1. The  Law on  Communications of  the Republic of Lithuania               
comes into effect as of 1 January 1996.                                         
     2. The Provision of par.1 of Article 8 of this Law, pursuant               
to which  the state post office has an exclusive right to deliver               
social insurance pensions and Article 10,  come into effect as of               
1 January 1997.                                                                 
     3. To  repeal the  Law on  Communications of the Republic of               
Lithuania  No.I-1392 of 30 May 1991.                                            
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Algirdas Brazauskas                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
30 November 1995                                                                
No. I-1109