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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.
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Title Annotation:Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
Publication:Caribbean Update
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:50CAR
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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