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Need stressed to give new direction to USF

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Universal Service Fund (USF), created with the aim to help deploy telecom infrastructure in unserved areas, has failed to deliver. By some estimates, in the last 7-8 years, USF has collected over Rs100 billion from operators. Yet it has contracted projects for less than 30 percent of that amount. Actual disbursements are said to be even low. It is to be mentioned here the mobile operative are bound to pay 1.5 per cent of their annual revenues to the USF for these…Read More