Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Jamaica - Govt announced that LIME and FLOW are to provide broadband to schools, libraries and post offices

[smh] Jamaica has signed a $6.4 million agreement with two telecoms to expand a broadband network across the Caribbean country.

Information Minister Daryl Vaz says the deal with London-based Cable & Wireless Communications and Barbados-based Columbus Communications is a major step toward bringing affordable and reliable Internet service to all high schools, post offices and libraries. Broadband now is largely limited to urban areas.

deal was announced Wednesday.

Cable & Wireless Communications operates in the Caribbean under the trademark Lime, while Columbus Communications operates as Flow.

Jamaica signs broadband deal with 2 telecoms

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