Ofcom proposes BT and KCOM as sole broadband universal service providers in UK

Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator has proposed BT and KCOM as the sole universal service providers in the UK. This proposal has come up because Ofcom is responsible for the implementation of a legislation introduced in March by the UK government for a broadband universal service obligation (USO).

The USO aims to give eligible homes and businesses a decent broadband connection. The proposal will see BT as the universal service provider across the whole of the UK except the Hull area, which will be provided for by KCOM.