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Review of Universal Service Obligations on Electronic Communication Services, Consultation and Proposed Decision


From: Ministry for Finance and Financial Services
(Malta Communications Authority)
​Published on: ​28 August 2020
Running till: ​8 October 2020
​Last Updated: ​9 October​​​ 2020
1.        Background

The MCA has today published a consultation paper on the review of the universal service obligations in the electronic communications sector. This consultation aims
to examine the scope of the universal service, in particular in relation to the obligation/s to be met by the designated undertaking. The current universal services include the provision of connection at a fixed location and functional internet access, public payphones, comprehensive electronic directory services, specific measures for vulnerable users, special tariffs for low income and people with social needs and services to enable consumers control their expenditure. This consultation also delineates the cost and funding methodology applicable for a claim for funding to be submitted by an undertaking in respect of the provision of the universal services.

2.        Documents
3.        Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:

By email:
By post:    Chief of Operations
                Malta Communications Authority
                Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf,
                Floriana, FRN1913

Submissions were received by 8 October 2020.                                
We thank you for your input.
Data Protection Statement the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586)

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act Chapter 586 regulate the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality collects only information which is necessary for it to perform its intended functions and is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in the Data Protection Legislation.  Verification of the ID number provided will take place as deemed necessary. All personal data provided will be processed according to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act (Cap 586).
In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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