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About the Universal Service Guarantee

The Universal Service Guarantee (USG) protects customers’ access to broadband and voice services. Wherever people live or work, they must have reasonable and equal access to these services.

As Australia's main service provider, Telstra delivers the USG. They have to meet standards to provide:

The Department of Communications and the Arts monitors how Telstra meets the USG.

Other carriage service providers also have to meet the USG. They must have:

The USG is law under the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

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