Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation\nFederal Agency of Communications (Rossvyaz)

Universal service obligation

In the forming global informational society the efficiency of state policy in the field of communicational technologies development depends on the equal access for all citizens to communication services. The principle of universal service obligation or equal access to communication services is one of the mainstreams of a state communication policy in many countries. 

In Russian Federation the equal access principle for the first time was indicated in the Federal Law "On communications" dated 2003. In accordance with the law (PDF, 35.74 Mb Posted: 13.09.2011 13:42, Changed: 13.09.2011 13:47) rendering of communication services via public telephone and public Internet access points is guarantied on the territory of Russian Federation.

Providing the equal access to communication services is aimed to all Russian citizens, but first of all to those, living in rural, remote and out-of-the-way areas.



Data base of addresses of public telephones and public Internet access points


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