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The OECD holds a roundtable on universal service obligations

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In light of the written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Non-commercial service obligations (NCSOs) are requirements to provide a service of a given quality at a “reasonable” price for consumers. NCSOs largely overlap with what are sometimes referred to as universal service obligations, community service obligations, or public service obligations. Not all such obligations are non-commercial, but many do at least involve provision of services to certain economically identifiable customers or groups of customers when costs exceed the revenues from serving those customers. The providers

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on universal service obligations, 1 October 2003, e-Competitions October 2003, Art. N° 85731

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