National Communications Commission Announcement
Issued Date: February 26, 2014
Issued Number: NO. 10341006140 of NCC
Keynote: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. assigned to provide designated villages with universal service for data communications access in 2015.
In Accordance With: Item 2 of Article 13 in Telecommunications Universal Service Regulations authorized and approved by Item 1 and 4 of Article 20 of the Telecommunications Act and 580th Committee Meeting on February 26, 2014Announcements:
- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has been appointed to provide universal service for data communications access in uneconomic regions covering 8 cities and counties, 20 townships (towns and districts), 29 villages and 52 tribes (neighborhoods): Kaohsiung City, Taoyuan County, Hsinchu County, Nantou County, Hualian County, Taitung County, Penghu County, Penghu County. The 38 remote construction sites (as shown in the attached table) for broadband service are planned to be established by the company which has been appointed by NCC in 2015.
- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd, designated to provide uneconomic regions with universal service for data communications access in 2015, shall comply with Articles 6 to 9 and Item 1 of Article 13 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Regulations and follow previously-planned construction sites for broadband by NCC. The net cost of universal service shall be counted toward the universal service project on data communications access for uneconomic regions of 2015. The project of the year 2015 shall be proposed by June 1, 2014, the provider shall apply to NCC for universal service. After it is authorized, the universal service project on data communications access for uneconomic regions and estimated subsidy will be announced.
- To enable the residents of remote areas to install stable, high-speed and high quality data circuit and broadband Internet service, the 2015 universal service project on data communications proposed by Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. should upgrade the previously-planned 38 construction sites for broadband speed to over 12Mbps, and the company should also propose a detailed project on broadband construction, including information regarding planned implementation approaches, contents, estimated costs, residents’ needs for broadband and its application. NCC will review its economical validity and technique feasibility before initiating construction.