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Old October 5th 18, 11:33 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
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Default High speed broadband to become a legal right

On Friday, 5 October 2018 10:28:04 UTC+1, Andy Burns wrote:
NY wrote:

Java Jive wrote:

The Government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will
be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO)
I wonder what they will do about people who are at the end of long phone

lines in rural areas several miles from an exchange. Will they have a
get-out clause


It would hardly be a universal obligation if they did, presumably
non-copper solutions such as 4G/satellite/line-of-sight will be used
where required?


Of course - how they deliver it is not the customers' business - as at present, and 3/4/5G, satellite or microwave are all feasible. In remote places where this is the best solution mobile data is likely to be pretty lightly used, so not a huge problem.