The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), in accordance with the Telecommunications (Universal Service Fund) Regulations’ Thirteenth Schedule, has embarked on a new project for the Island of Nevis.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) aims to provide financial resources to promote the expansion of the telecommunications services to the citizens of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis with an emphasis on the development of the social, educational and economic sectors of the rural, under-served communities as well as maritime areas
On January 31, 2019 a contract in the amount of ECD250,000.00 was signed between the NTRC and Cable and Wireless St. Kitts and Nevis Limited to supply, install and commission internet access to thirteen (13) community centers in Nevis. The USF will fund the continued supply of Internet for five years. All equipment and installation costs will all be funded in full by the USF.
The Internet Access will be wired and wireless in and around the Community Centers (13) with a minimum speed of 5Mbps for each Center. The wifi network will have capture portal capabilities, multiple SSIDs and 802.1 ac Access Points. The network will also have a monitoring system and the Nevis Island Administration Information Technology Department will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the Network.
The NTRC wishes to thank the past Director of Information Technology Department, Mr. Qunicy Prentice, for the detailed proposal submitted for this project and the continued support of the Nevis Island Administration Information Technology Department.
We also thank Cable and Wireless St. Kitts and Nevis Limited for submitting bids for the proposal and for work done in ensuring that the proposal for this project could be accomplished.
We wish to remind the Public that the USF and by extension, the NTRC continues to be committed to explore proposals for projects that fit within its stated goals. For more information please contact the NTRC Office 466 6872.