From https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/kcom-named-as-proposed-broadband-universal-service-provider | Monday 10 December 2018
Ofcom invited telecoms companies to come forward as prospective universal service providers in June.
Hull-based broadband and telecommunications provider KCOM has been named one of the UK's proposed broadband universal service providers.
Ofcom has proposed to designate BT and KCOM as the UK's broadband universal service providers, and is now consulting on what obligations will apply to them.
It follows the legislation for a broadband universal service obligation (USO) introduced by the government in March, which will give eligible homes and businesses the right to request a decent broadband connection.
Ofcom, which is responsible for implementing the USO, invited telecoms companies to come forward as prospective universal service providers in June, receiving eight expressions of interest.
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