Displaying items by tag: Universal Service Obligation USO

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) says "there is a lack of clear evidence that a net public benefit has been realised as a direct result of the introduction of the [Telstra USO Performance Agreement] TUSOPA".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Labor Party says the release of the Productivity Commission report into the Universal Service Obligation (USO) highlights the imperative to reframe the objective for universal telecommunications services to provide baseline broadband and voice services as the NBN rolls out.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A coalition of 17 organisations from across Australia is descending on Canberra today with a blunt message for all politicians: 2017 must be the year of bringing “reliable and affordable telecommunications” to rural, regional and remote Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia wants the company building the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to take primary responsibility for ensuring effective delivery of broadband data services under proposed changes to the telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government has proposed legislation to establish a Regional Broadband Scheme and the introduction of an industry levy to fund the costs of paying for the provision of the National Broadband Network in unprofitable regional areas.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The newly-formed coalition fighting to improve communications services in regional Australia is hopeful voice and broadband access for Australians living and working in rural and remote areas will be improved as a result of a review of the telecoms Universal Service Obligations.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Competitive Carriers Coalition, the industry association representing the interests of non-dominant telcos, wants the federal government to act immediately to dump the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligations scheme.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra could lose billions of dollars in payments if the federal government adopts recommendations by the Productivity Commission that the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation be scrapped.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The chief executive of Internet Australia, Laurie Patton, says there are increasing signs that industry and the community have begun to question the government’s copper-based multi-technology mix (MTM) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and that IA will continue efforts to have the government abandon it in favour of a return to fibre.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Productivity Commission has called for industry submissions on the future direction of telecommunications in Australia as it prepares to hold a public inquiry into the telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) compliance provisions.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The head of Internet Australia wants the telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) to be extended to include the right to data access and has called on the Australian Government to change the USO legislation covering broadband services.

Published in Technology Regulation

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