final Universal Access Service (UAS) Policy for Consultation

This is the Universal Access and Service Policy (UAS Policy) of the Government of Papua
New Guinea. It addresses the Government’s objectives of achieving universal access to
and utilization of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and related
telecommunications services and applications by all citizens, households, businesses,
public institutions, and civil service organizations throughout PNG.

The goal of this revised Universal Service & Access Policy is to act as catalyst for action
to drive down the price of Internet access, expand coverage to the millions that remain
unconnected, and
build the inclusive foundation for a robust digital economy. This revised policy will
modernise the UAS Policy and the Universal Access and Service Fund (UASF) mandate to
build an inclusive and strong digital economy within PNG.