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The High Cost of Broadband for USO Excluded UK Communities



The elephant in the room of the UK Government’s broadband centric Universal Service Obligation (USO) has always been the fact that it isn’t truly “universal” and tens of thousands of premises have fallen outside of its scope. In other words, getting a minimum speed of 10Mbps can become very expensive for some.


ISPreview's Mark Jackson has written an article laying out the fundamental flaws with the Governments Universal Service Obligation that many of us in rural settings might have been relying on and why the Openreach Community Partnership is less likely to give everyone less of a headache or shock when the cost suddenly increases.


The full article can be found here - https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/08/the-high-cost-of-broadband-for-uso-excluded-uk-communities.html

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