communication systems and services of a specified quality on an individual,
household or institutional basis including, among others, to the provision of—
(a) public voice telephony;
(b) Internet access; or
(c) Other services by which people access efficient, affordable and modern
communications systems and services;
“unserved areas” means geographic areas where no designated level of universal
access is currently available;
“Universal Service Levy” means a levy charged by the Commission on licensees
for purposes of the Universal Service Fund;
“Universal service programs” means the general macro-level universal service
initiatives aimed at achieving one or more of the universal service objectives.
“Universal service projects” means the specific micro-level implementation
activities related to each Universal Service Program.
3. Purpose and object.
(1) The purpose of these Regulations is to provide a regulatory framework for the
design and implementation of universal access and service provision and for the
administration of the Universal Service Fund in Kenya.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of section 84J of the Act, the objectives of
the Universal Service Fund shall be to—
(a) Encourage efficient access to and use of communications systems and services
throughout the Republic of Kenya, focusing on rural, remote and under-served
areas in order to promote social and economic development;
(b) Ensure reasonable availability and affordability of basic and advanced
communications systems and services to persons with disabilities, at the household
and individual levels, particularly where the market is unable to deliver such
services in a financially viable manner;

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