The universal broadband service is helping some people unable to get decent broadband.
Factoring in coverage from both fixed and fixed-wireless networks, we estimate that around
190,000 homes and businesses (0.6%) are still without access to a decent broadband connection.
These properties may be eligible for a connection under the universal service, with no costs to
the customer unless these exceed £3,400. We expect around 16,000 properties could receive a
universal service connection, without additional costs needing to be met by the customer.
So OFCOM expect that ONLY 16k out of 190k properties will be provided with a 'Free' (standard cost) USO service and 174k will have some sort of charge if they are prepared to pay it.
Edited by kitcat (Thu 17-Dec-20 14:24:19)