Designing the broadband universal service obligation - Final report to Government

  • Start: 07 April 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 23 June 2016

The UK Government intends to introduce a broadband universal service obligation (USO) that would give everyone a right to a decent broadband connection on reasonable request. This is in recognition of the increasing importance of broadband to people’s everyday lives.

In March, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport wrote to Ofcom requesting technical advice and recommendations on the design of the broadband USO. We published a call for inputs in April, seeking views from consumers and industry on the broadband USO design. We received 115 responses from a wide variety of stakeholders, which we have taken into account when developing our advice to Government. We published a report summarising these responses in August.

This statement sets out our advice to Government on how to achieve a decent broadband connection for all. We have set out a range of options for Government to decide which best meets its objectives.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Responder name Type
ACRE.pdf (PDF File, 121.6 KB) Organisation
Advisory_Committee_for_Northern_Ireland.pdf (PDF File, 107.7 KB) Organisation
Advisory_Committee_for_Scotland.pdf (PDF File, 115.7 KB) Organisation
Advisory_Committee_for_Wales.pdf (PDF File, 15.1 KB) Organisation
Age_UK.pdf (PDF File, 256.5 KB) Organisation
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