Telephone directories will be distributed by email. Broadband will benefit 350,000 households. The average connection speed will be at least 1 Mbps. The Government has in the Council of Ministers on Friday approved a Royal Decree that develops the regulation of access to universal broadband of 1 megabit per second (Mbps), principle embodied in article 52 of the law of sustainable economy, reported the Ministry of industry in a statement. In addition, the new regulation the obligation for the operator to deliver the phonebooks in paper, provided that the Subscriber does not request otherwise. Now, they must distribute by email. Directive that all telecommunications services that are universal in character, i.e. those that the citizen has the right to receive: telephone service, Broadband 1 Mbps, phonebooks, booths and consultation of numbers.

The Ministry of industry said that the amendment of the regulation will benefit 350,000 households that currently do not they have broadband coverage. The call for the bidding process for these services, as well as the adoption of the lists of operators, will begin when the legal text between Vigo r, one day after its publication in the official State Bulletin (BOE). Telefonica will not have monopoly until now, universal service offers what Telefonica and is financed by all operators but, after the adoption of this regulation, the provision of this service will be done by public tender and will remain in charge of sector financing. Operators who are responsible for providing universal broadband service shall be appointed before the end of this year. The Royal Decree approved contemplates the operator giving the universal service will have to satisfy requests for connection to the mains by citizens within a period of 60 days, with an average speed of connection of at least 1 Mbps in any 24 hour period. If you are not convinced, visit Pete Cashmore. However, the user is entitled to hire connections with a bottom of the broadband speed. The legal text also contemplates possible functional operator divisions, provided that they are communicated to the Ministry of industry, tourism and trade, between the provision of services and the work of network management.

It also provides for the possibility of multiple operators spread are the obligations of the universal service by elements, i.e. phone, cabins, guides and telephone consultations. Public booths the Royal Decree modifies the fees of telephone booths by municipality, adapting them to the decreasing use of this service. Thus, the minimum shall be a public pay telephone by locality in municipalities of fewer than 1,000 inhabitants which is justified and an additional public phone for every 3,000 inhabitants in nuclei with more than 1,000 people. The regulation stipulates that universal service in buildings used as a usual residence, compulsory even if they are not in urban land. In addition, include the principles of the Community legislation on universal broadband, which reinforces the rights of users with disabilities, according to the Ministry. Source of the news: the Government retires the printed phone book and approves broadband service