Award of USF Contract – Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

POSTED ON September 3, 2015 | Latest News

St. George, August 12, 2015 – The National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC) wishes to inform the general public and all stakeholders that, through a competitive bidding process, Cable and Wireless Grenada Limited trading as LIME has been awarded a contract to cover the provision of wireless internet access at designated locations for a period of three years.  The Contract amount is two hundred and seventy-three thousand, six hundred and fourteen dollars (EC $273, 614).  

The objective of this project is to increase access to internet services among residents by increasing the availability of internet at public locations.  With an internet penetration of only 16 %, means that there is a need to increase uptake/access to the information highway.  The Wi-Fi project will see the installation and operation of Wi-Fi hotspots which will provide pubic internet access to persons with smartphones/tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.  Wi-Fi hotspots will be implemented in and around recreational areas, high traffic towns in rural communities and community libraries in St. Mark, St. Patrick, St. John, St. Mark, St. Andrew, St. David, St. George, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.  

This project is in keeping with the main goal of the Universal Service Fund to support the expansion of telecommunications networks and services throughout Grenada, with emphasis on the areas and user groups that do not currently have access to these services.  

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