British Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021

Gov’t negotiating telecoms companies’ licenses

Gov’t negotiating telecoms companies’ licenses

The government is reportedly in talks with local telecommunications providers to address issues surrounding service quality, reliability and cost.
Premier Andrew Fahie made this announcement in a recent statement on how is the administration is reviving the local economy.

He said discussions involve the continuation of the internet providers’ licenses.

“The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is being proactive in negotiating for telecommunications licenses that will be expiring next year and due for renewal,” Fahie said.

“Reliable, affordable, and accessible telecommunications is critical for doing business in the digital age especially for the investments your government will be making to have our Virgin Islands to be one of the top digital economies in the world,” he added.

The Premier’s statement follows through on his promise to begin negotiations with these telecoms providers this year. At the time of making that promise, Fahie had said there would be “no compromise on the matter”.

Complaints about the internet and other telecommunication services have been exacerbated in the BVI since the passage of the 2017 hurricanes.

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