Broadband for Eastern Caribbean.
BROADBAND FOR EASTERN CARIBBEAN. The intergovernmental agency that
regulates telecommunications for five Eastern Caribbean countries will
soon launch a broadband Internet service at competitive rates, an
official said, reports AP (April 19, 2005). The service will be financed
with a US$1 million Euro768,520) World Bank loan supplemented by
contributions in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, said Eliud Williams, director of the
St. Lucia-based Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority. Williams
said broadband Internet service would "soon" be made available
to public schools, health centers and libraries. In 2001, the agency
oversaw the privatization of telephone service in the region. In St.
Lucia, AT&T and Cable & Wireless offer broadband service.