FONDO DE SERVICIOS UNIVERSALES UNIVERSAL SERVICES FUND

Dónde
Paraguay
When
2020
Quién
Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones- CONATEL National Telecommunications Commission- CONATEL
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

La Ley 642 en su Capitulo II Articulo 97 creo el Fondo de Servicios Universales, el cual textualmente dice...

"Crea el Fondo de Servicios Universales que sera administrado por la Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, con la finalidad de subsidiar a los prestadores de servicios publicos de telecomunicaciones en areas que asi lo justifiquen. La reglamentacion de la presente Ley establecera los sujetos y condiciones de contribucion a dicho Fondo y definira dichas areas".

Los objetivos del Fondo de Servicios Universales son indicados en el Reglamento del Fondo de Servicios Universales, el cual en su Art. 3o expresa textualmente:

Promover a traves del financiamiento la expansion de los servicios publicos de telecomunicaciones en areas rurales y lugares de interes publico y social.
Promover el acceso a los servicios publicos de telecomunicaciones de mas paraguayos de manera eficiente, procurando servicios de calidad y precios razonables tomando en consideracion los niveles de ingreso de la poblacion beneficiaria.
Maximizar el beneficio economico en la dotacion de los servicios de telecomunicaciones mediante la reduccion de costos en la provision de los servicios mas basicos como salud y educacion.

Law 642 in its Chapter II Article 97 created the Universal Services Fund, which literally says ...

"Creates the Universal Services Fund that will be administered by the National Telecommunications Commission, with the purpose of subsidizing the providers of public telecommunications services in areas that justify it. The regulations of this Law will establish the subjects and conditions of contribution to said Fund and will define said areas ".

The objectives of the Universal Services Fund are indicated in the Regulations of the Universal Services Fund, which in its Article 3 expresses verbatim:

Promote, through financing, the expansion of public telecommunications services in rural areas and places of public and social interest.
Promote access to public telecommunications services for more Paraguayans efficiently, seeking quality services and reasonable prices, taking into account the income levels of the beneficiary population.
Maximize the economic benefit in the provision of telecommunications services by reducing costs in the provision of the most basic services such as health and education.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

GRAN EXPANSION DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA DE TELECOMUNICACIONES
PROVISION DE CONECTIVIDAD A INSTITUCIONES DEL ESTADO COMO SER MINISTERIO DE SALUD PUBLICA Y BIENESTAR SOCIAL, POLICIA NACIONAL, MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION, DIRECCION NACIONAL DE CORREO PARAGUAYO, DEPENDENCIAS DE LAS FUERZAS ARMADAS
ESFUERZOS CONJUNTOS CON EL PROGRAMA "SEMBRANDO OPORTUNIDADES"
DESARROLLO DE SERVICIOS DE TELECOMUNICACIONES EN ZONAS CARENTES DE INFRAESTRUCTURA DE ENERGIA ELECTRICA Y VIAL

GREAT EXPANSION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
PROVISION OF CONNECTIVITY TO STATE INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE, NATIONAL POLICE, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, NATIONAL ADDRESS OF PARAGUAYAN POST, DEPENDENCES OF THE ARMED FORCES
JOINT EFFORTS WITH THE "SOWING OPPORTUNITIES" PROGRAM
DEVELOPMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN ZONES WITHOUT INFRASTRUCTURE OF ELECTRICAL AND ROAD ENERGY

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Las fuentes de recursos del Fondo de Servicios Universales, segun el Art. 6 del Reglamento, son:

El 20% de los aportes abonados por las empresas operadoras por el concepto de Tasa por Explotacion Comercial.
aquellas asignaciones, donaciones, legados, transferencias u otros aportes, por cualquier tipo proveniente de personas fisicas o juridicas nacionales o extranjeras, que son destinadas al objeto del Fondo de Servicios Universales o que la CONATEL determine.

The sources of resources of the Universal Services Fund, according to Article 6 of the Regulation, are:

20% of the contributions paid by the operating companies for the concept of Commercial Exploitation Fee.
those assignments, donations, legacies, transfers or other contributions, of any kind from national or foreign natural or legal persons, that are destined for the purpose of the Universal Services Fund or that CONATEL determines.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-dominio