Policy Submissions

S1034 - Designing the broadband universal service obligation - Call for inputs


The IET has responded to the Ofcom consultation on “Designing the broadband universal service obligation”.


In November 2015, the Government set out its intention to introduce a broadband universal service obligation (USO) to provide a ‘safety net’ to make sure that households and businesses can get the broadband speeds needed to do business online, access key services or stream live TV. It therefore set out an ambition to give everyone a right to a broadband connection with a download speed of 10Mbit/s on reasonable request.

DCMS has since asked Ofcom to provide technical analysis and recommendations to support the design of the USO.

Submission Details Submitted on 22 June 2016 to OFCOM

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