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  • Vodafone, CCC call for end to ‘black hole’ of USO

    Vodafone and the Competitive Carriers’ Coalition have repeated their calls for the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation scheme to be scrapped in the wake of yesterday’s report on the USO by the Productivity Commission.

  • NBN worried about the cost of USO changes

    NBN has reiterated its concerns about the potential costs involved in any changes to Australia’s telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO or TUSO) scheme that could leave the network operator ­responsible for delivering voice services in remote areas.

  • Time to ditch the USO, Productivity Commission says

    The current Universal Service Obligation under which Telstra receives a subsidy to ensure every Australian has access to basic telephony services is “anachronistic and needs to change,” argues a draft report released by the Productivity Commission.

  • Telstra calls for USO to be retained — for now

    Telstra believes that given changes in communications technology employed by Australians the Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be updated; however the USO itself should be kept, at least until the rollout of the National Broadband Network is completed.

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