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Government Broadband consultation – closes 9th October at noon

Staffordshire Parish Council Association updated the Parish Council that Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking views from households on the specification for a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) to be set in secondary legislation.

Please go to the link and have your say. Consultation closes at midday on 9th October 2017.


The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold – no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation.