REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                        ON COMMUNICATIONS                                       
                                                                                
     The Law on Communications of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
establish the  rights  and  duties  of  the  State,  enterprises,               
institutions, organizations  and natural  persons in  the use and               
management of  means of  communication, in  the establishment and               
operation of  the communications  networks, in  the rendering  of               
communications services,  as well  as the  general principles  of               
responsibility for the violation of this Law.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 1. The Objectives of Communications                                
     Communications shall  be a  constituent part of the economic               
and social  infrastructure of  the Republic of Lithuania with the               
objectives of  meeting the  requirements of state administration,               
national  defense,   economic  projects,  postal  and  electrical               
communications network services.                                                
     Postal  communications  network  shall  be  a  unifying  and               
indivisible system of state communications companies and means of               
transport  which   receives,  transmits,  and  delivers  mailable               
matter.                                                                         
     Electrical communications  network shall  be the  complex  of              
technical devices  for the  reception, preparation, and conveyance              
of information  by the means of electric power and electromagnetic              
radiation.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 2. The Regulation of Communications Relations                      
     Communications relations  in the Republic of Lithuania shall               
be  regulated  by  this  Law,  other  laws  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, directives  of  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, as  well as  by the  Statute of  Communications of the               
Republic of  Lithuania approved by the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 3. The State Management of Communications                          
     Communications shall  be managed  by the  Government of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     The Ministry  of Communications  of the Republic of Lithuania              
shall be  the state body specially authorized by the Government of              
the Republic of Lithuania for the management of communications.                 
     In the  manner established  by laws, local telephone, radio,               
and television  networks may  be managed  by  local  governments,               
enterprises, institutions, organizations, and natural persons.                  
                                                                                
     Article 4. Authorizations of the Ministry of Communications                
               of the Republic of Lithuania                                     
     The Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania                
shall:                                                                          
     shape the  policy of communications and organize the work of               
the   state   postal   services,   telegraph,   telephone,   data               
transmission, as well as radio and television facilities network,               
     coordinate  the   functioning  of   means  of  communication               
belonging  to   enterprises,  institutions,   organizations,  and               
natural persons,                                                                
     regulate their interaction,                                                
     supervise the work of communications network, and                          
     carry  out   the  state   technical  supervision   of  radio               
communication facilities.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 5. The Structure of the Management of Communications               
     The Ministry  of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall establish  the structure  of the management of the integral               
communications system  belonging to  the State  and in the manner               
established by  laws it  shall found,  reorganize  and  liquidate               
communications companies subordinate to it.                                     
     In the  manner established  by laws, separate communications               
companies or facilities may be transferred to local governments.                
                                                                                
     Article 6. The Ownership of the Communications Network and                 
               Means of Communication                                           
     Postal and electrical communications networks and facilities               
which are  under the  control of  state communications companies,               
shall be the state property of the Republic of Lithuania.                       
     Separate local telephone, radio, and television networks and               
stations located  in towns  and in  the countryside  may  be  the               
property  of   local  governments,   enterprises,   institutions,               
organizations, and natural persons.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 7. Departmental Communications Networks                            
     Enterprises, institutions,  and organizations shall have the               
right  to   establish  and   extend  departmental  communications               
networks and  means of  communication for  satisfying  their  own               
needs.                                                                          
     Departmental communications  networks may  be included  into               
the  state  communications  network  only  on  the  basis  of  an               
agreement and  meeting the  technical requirements established by               
the Ministry  of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania or a               
communications company.                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 8. Communications Networks of Natural Persons                      
     Natural persons may purchase, install means of communication               
and construct  individual communications  networks  for  personal               
use. The  Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall establish the order of their use.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 9. The Development of Means of Communication                       
     The  state   means  of   communication  shall  be  developed,              
reconstructed, and  financed in accordance with the program of the              
economic development of the Republic of Lithuania.                              
     Communications companies  shall have  the right  to lay line               
communications  through  agricultural  lands,  bridges,  tunnels,               
streets, buildings, manifolds, restricted areas, and forests.                   
     The conditions  of the laying of line communications must be               
coordinated with the owners (users) of the land and facilities.                 
     Communications companies  must  compensate  land  users  for               
damages caused  during the laying of line communications and must               
put routes in good order.                                                       
     When new  facilities are  built, their  internal and  city's               
block  communications   shall  be  designed  and  constructed  by               
construction clients.                                                           
     When   buildings, roads,  bridges, and  other facilities are               
built or  reconstructed, line communications shall be transferred               
by  construction   clients  in   accordance  with  the  technical               
requirements presented by the owners of line communications.                    
                                                                                
     Article 10. The Protection of Electrical Communications                    
     The protective  zone of  the communications  networks  shall               
comprise the  stretch of  land  along  line  communications.  The               
proportions of  the area  shall be established in the Regulations               
of the Protection of Line Communications.                                       
     In the  protective area,  land owners  may build  or dig the               
land  in   the  manner   coordinated  with  the  owners  of  line               
communications.                                                                 
     The persons who violate the Regulations of the Protection of               
Line Communications  and, also,  the Regulations of the Operation               
and Registration  of Radio  Communication  Facilities,  shall  be               
punishable in the manner established by laws.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 11. The Secrecy of Correspondence, Telephone                       
               Conversations, and Telegraphic Messages                          
     Communications employees  shall have  no right  to  read  the              
correspondence of  the persons  who make use of the communications              
services, violate the secrecy of their telephone conversations and              
telegraphic messages,  they also  shall not permit other people to              
do this.                                                                        
     Communications employees,  officials and  other persons  who               
violate these  regulations, shall  be punishable  in  the  manner               
established by the appropriate laws of the Republic of Lithuania.               
     Mail and  telegraphic matter may be attached, inspected, or,               
in communication  companies, seized,  telephone conversations may               
be checked pursuant to the motivated decision of the investigator               
and only  with the  sanction of the prosecutor or by the decision               
of the court.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 12.  The Payment for Communications Services                       
     Communications services rendered by communications companies               
subordinate to  the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of               
Lithuania shall  be paid  for in  accordance with  the rates  and               
prices established  by the  Ministry  of  Communications  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania. Contract prices shall be charged for works               
and services  the payment  for which  has not been established by               
rates.                                                                          
     Enterprises,  institutions,   organizations,   and   natural               
persons owning  the means  of communication may establish  prices               
and rates  for rendered  services which  must be coordinated with               
the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania.                    
                                                                                
     Article 13. The Use of the Means of Transport for Mail                     
               Transportation                                                   
     Under contracts,  communications companies  shall  have  the               
right to  transport mail  by state transport which is used in the               
Republic of  Lithuania, over  railways and rail routes, waterways               
and water routes, airways and air routes, highways and routes.                  
      Motor  vehicles belonging  to communications companies must               
not  be  used    for  works  not  connected  with  communications               
activities without the consent of these companies.                              
                                                                                
     Article 14. The Distribution of Radio Frequencies and                      
               Granting of Permits                                              
     The  Ministry   of  Communications  shall  distribute  radio               
frequencies which  are assigned  to the  Republic of Lithuania by               
international agreements,  giving priority  to  state  and  local               
government  facilities,   shall  grant  permits  to  enterprises,               
institutions, organizations,  and natural  persons  to  purchase,               
construct, and  operate on  the  territory  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania facilities  radiating electromagnetic  waves and  shall               
control      the       work      of       these       facilities.               
                                                                                
     Article 15. The Specific Features of the Economic Activities               
               of Communications Companies                                      
     The principles of the economic mechanism of the activities of              
the communications  branch shall  be established by the Government              
of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  taking  into  consideration  the              
specific features  of the operational activities of communications              
companies.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 16. The Issuance of Postage Stamps, Envelopes, and                 
               Postal Cards                                                     
     The Ministry  of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall have the exclusive right to issue postage stamps.                         
     Exercising this right, the Ministry of Communications of the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall  establish the  samples, face values               
and number  of copies  of the  postage stamps, shall organize the               
issuance and  distribution  of  postage  stamps,  envelopes,  and               
postal cards.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 17. The Responsibility of Communications Companies                 
     Communications    companies     and    other    enterprises,               
institutions, organizations, and natural persons who use means of               
communication and  communications services  shall  be  materially               
responsible for the failure to discharge obligations set forth in               
the Statute  of Communications  or improper  fulfillment of  said               
obligations.                                                                    
      Disputes  concerning the provision and use of communications              
services shall be settled in the manner established by laws.                    
                                                                                
     Article 18. Relations with Foreign Countries                               
     The Ministry  of Communications of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall  organize   the  juridical,   technological  and  financial               
relations  with   international  communications   companies   and               
represent the  Republic of  Lithuania in  these organizations, it               
shall  cooperate   with  foreign   countries  in  the  sphere  of               
communications.                                                                 
     The   international    cooperation   of   the   Ministry   of              
Communications of  the Republic of Lithuania shall be regulated by              
international contracts and agreements.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 19. The Seal of Communications Companies                           
     Communications  companies   shall  have   a  seal  with  the               
Lithuanian State Emblem and the name of the company thereon. They               
shall use the Lithuanian State Emblem on business forms, signs of               
the companies,  postage stamps,  and  on  postal  seals  for  the               
sealing of registered parcels (with statement of value).                        
                                                                                
     Article 20. The Responsibility                                             
     Persons guilty  of  the  violation  of  this  Law  shall  be               
responsible under the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
30 May 1991                                                                     
No.I-1392