Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Universal Service Obligation

The low Broadband USO score is a result of the unclear and opaque rules and regulations of NTC that leave all operators as well as academics and other stakeholders dissatisfied with the regime. However, the most recent USO plan announced in January 2010 which specifies the name of villages where public telephones are to be installed and the name of education institutions where public and fixed line telephones are to be made available, as well as broadband service, has helped promote greater transparency of the USO regime.