The primary reason for introducing this bill was the changing of the USO system. Previously, USO in Hungary was primarily based on NRA's agreement with a service provider, and unilateral designation was only a backup measure. Now, the NRA designates the provider with USO, and most of the detailed rules on the content of the USO and on financing the USO are repealed from the Communications Act and will be later defined by the NRA with a decree.
At the time of the introduction of the telecom taxes in 2012, the Government made a general promise to the population that financial burdens from these taxes will not be shifted to them. However, most of the telecom companies did so and thus subscription charges were raised by unilateral amendment of the subscription agreements. Now, the Government has tried to stifle this practice by expressly prohibiting unilateral amendment due to new or increased taxes the subject of whom is the service provider, and by more tightly regulating the practice of "implied acceptance" of amendments proposed by the service provider. However, current regulatory practice shows that this remains a rather controversial area in Hungarian regulation.