Scotland wants UK broadband universal service obligation

Wednesday 18 March 2015 | 09:05 CET | News
Scotland's deputy first minister, John Swinney, has written to UK digital economy minister Ed Vaizey to call for broadband to be part of the universal service obligation in Scotland. Regulator Ofcom only requires BT and KC to deliver "data rates that are sufficient to permit functional internet access" following the "reasonable request of any End-user," writes ISPreview. There is also a non-binding Universal Service Commitment to provide at least 2 Mbps to all premises by early 2016. Swinney said the introduction of a USO for broadband with an appropriate speed requirement, as introduced by

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Countries: United Kingdom
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