In accordance to the Electronic Communications Networks and Services (General) Regulation, the designated undertaking providing universal services has sent an application of the net costs it claimed to have incurred in order to provide these services during the financial year 2015. The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) commissioned a reputable audit firm to assist it in reviewing this claim. Following a verification and audit exercise it emerged that GO had incurred an element of unfair burden for providing the specified universal services. Following the evaluation of the claim, the MCA is hereby presenting a proposed decision for consultation inviting interested parties to comment and send their feedback to the Authority. The consultation period shall run from the 11th February 2019 to 4th March 2019 at 1200hrs CET.