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NTRC launch “Net 4 All” new Social Broadband Programme

by: - October 18, 2021
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The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Dominica (NTRC) has launched a new Social Broadband Programme, ‘Net 4 All’.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Dominica (NTRC) has launched a new Social Broadband Programme, ‘Net 4 All’.

The new programme has been developed to allow students and their families who find it difficult to afford the internet to have access to services subsidized by the Universal Service Fund for only $10 monthly.

“Net 4 All” will be available to 400 households in the first instance and will be reviewed after the first year with the opportunity to go on to year two.

Executive Director of the NTRC, Craig Nesty said ‘Net 4 All’ will complement other initiatives like community WiFi Networks and the East Coast Broadband Project.

 

Executive Director of the NTRC, Craig Nesty.

The new broadband service is expected to carry a speed of 10 megabits per second (10Mbps).

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Oscar George said this new initiative is expected to eliminate the challenges some students face.

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Oscar George.

“Net 4 All’ is available to all households without internet access with a student that has access to a device and who is unable to afford the cost of the lowest broadband package.