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Communications Act 2003

Section 67: Subject matter of universal service conditions

181.This section enables OFCOM to set universal service conditions for securing the provision of the networks, services and facilities etc. set out in the universal service order published by the Secretary of State under section 65. In setting such conditions OFCOM must have regard to any guidance about matters relating to pricing that is contained in the universal service order.

182.Persons who are subject to universal service conditions will be required to publish up-to-date information demonstrating how successful they are in complying with their obligations. The information is to be framed in accordance with the quality of service parameters, definitions and measurement methods set out in Annex III to the Universal Service Directive. The person may also be required to finance the independent auditing – for accuracy and usefulness - of such information. OFCOM may also impose performance targets.

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