This document describes the approach to ensuring the availability throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, of basic telecommunications services including the following:

  1. Access to Public Telephone Service to make and receive national and international calls and free access to emergency numbers;
  2. Access to Payphones at reasonable locations and to reach emergency numbers at no cost;
  3. Internet access for public libraries and public schools at no cost;
  4. Provision of a public directory and enquiry service; and
  5. Special provisions for low income users.

The document also sets out the basic rules for operators who are providing such services, to apply for and receive subsidies if required, from a Universal Service Fund that may be established by the Commission for this purpose.

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Universal Service Regulations