The British Telecommunications plc, with headquarter in London has offered to provide the service for 99% of premises in the UK with a broadband speeds of at least 10 MBs per second by year 2020.

The USO (Universal Service Obligation) was designed to help remote households get fast broadband sooner. According to Ofcom currently around 1.4 million households cannot get speeds above 10 Mbps. But a group of MPs disagree with this figure and say that there are a further 5.3 million who have not chosen to take up faster broadband services, some also may not be able to get 10Mbps speeds.  Of course it is not yet clear that when actually the fast broadband will be available. If BT voluntary offers to provide service to almost every home then there will be no need to USO.  BT claimed that by using a range of technologies, including fiber and fixed wireless, broadband can reach the goal of 99%. It also added that already on the way to offering fast services around the country, and 95% of premises able to access speeds of 24Mbps or faster by the end of 2017.

It is reported: The BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said,” Our latest initiative aims to ensure that all UK premises can get faster broadband, even in the hardest to reach parts of the UK.”   

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