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Posted: Wednesday 30 January, 2019 at 11:12 PM

The Cable upgrades Internet to schools

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – OFFICIALS at The Cable St. Kitts recently confirmed that the company had upgraded the Internet speeds to all schools on the island.


    The company recently undertook major upgrades to its infrastructure that has seen customers receiving better service to their homes and business establishments.

    Chief Executive Officer Patricia Walters disclosed that they are working with the Ministry of Education to provide the service, noting that all school across the island stand to benefit from the upgrades.

    Business-Sales Manager Cashmine Hope told reporters at a press conference that the company had previously provided primary schools with 20b of Internet, and that since the upgrade those institutions are now receiving 30mbs of Internet.

    “For the high schools, they were getting 40 (mbs) and that has now been upgraded to 60mb,” she disclosed.

    Hope added that the initiative was something that they had brought on stream at the start of the January school year.

    Minister of Information and Communication, the Hon. Vincent Byron Jr, explained that the initiative formed part of the EduNet system that was birthed from the ECTEL- NTRC Agreement four years ago. 

    According to Byron, based on fees paid by service providers, ECTEL and the NTRC were able to provide the various institutions through the universal service fund.

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