Call for expressions of interest: Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation
- Start: 19 June 2018
- Status: Closed
- End: 20 August 2018
In March 2018, the Government introduced legislation for a broadband universal service obligation (“USO”), which will give eligible homes and businesses the right to request a decent broadband connection.
Ofcom is now responsible for the implementation of the USO. This document sets out our objectives and explains how we will designate Universal Service Provider(s) to deliver these broadband connections. It also calls on interested bodies to come forward as prospective Universal Service Provider(s) and explains the likely obligations they will have to meet, and how they can expect to be compensated.