Just surfing the community and came across the topic Universal Service Obligation in one thread. I must admit I hadn't heard of that (no surprise there).
If I read correctly this means everyone should get 10 mb / 1 mb next year. Does this apply to standard broadband or for upgrading to FTTC?
I would look forward to increasing mine from around 2.5 / 0.6, but doubt it would particularly change my life.
Thanks in advance for any clarification.
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Ofcom are the source of information so have a look here at Your right to request a decent broadband service.
Just to clarify that if you're using a Fast Broadband service (ADSL) that doesn't deliver at least 10Mbps downstream but you do have access to a Faster Broadband VDSL - FTTC or Superfast Broadband service delivering over 10Mbps downstream then Ofcom would expect you to opt for the already available FTTC service.
@Gondola I read that before posting. Not sure I it understand fully. I can get 20+ if I pay for fibre, but don't need it. I suspect there are only 2 or 3 on our road who don't have fibre so maybe wouldn't get the upgrade within the 3.4K limit.
And you seem to have edited your reply before I replied. Guess the answer is pay up or?
OK I'll shut up .
If you or your neighbours have access to an existing network offering 20Mbps then, as I clarified, you'd not qualify for the USO being introduced by Ofcom if you can take an FTTC service. It'll depend then on Openreach capacity for the FTTC service being available to you.
I can't recall if we've discussed this before but have you Checked Fibre Availability recently?
Ofcom is on your side as they're already price capping the wholesale price of the Openreach 40/10 product (TalkTalk's Faster Fibre up to 38Mbps product). A further price reduction due in April 2020 will make TalkTalk's mantra of Fairer Fibre for Everyone come true with affordable fibre being available.