The Universal Service Obligation (USO) aims to deliver what Ofcom calls a “decent” broadband connection of 10Mb down and 1Mb up to anyone who requests it.
While the majority of premises do now have access to speeds exceeding this, there are still a significant number lagging behind, especially in rural communities. The USO aims to plug broadband not-spots and tackle the digital divide by ensuring that no one is left without an internet connection.
But in the survey conducted by Broadband Genie 41% of respondents said that the 10Mb USO target was “far too slow”. And a further 32% only agreed it was suitable if it was going to be periodically updated in the future.
→ Broadband Genie - Just 27% think broadband USO speed is acceptable
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