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13 May 2011

LIME TO BUILD NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA

 

LIME, the Caribbean operation of Cable & Wireless Communications, has been retained by the Government of Jamaica to build out a major portion of its island-wide broadband network.

The network will increase public internet access significantly, connecting public schools, libraries, post offices and other locations across Jamaica.

The five year contract is valued at nearly US$4m.

Managing Director for LIME in Jamaica & Cayman, Garry Sinclair said:

“This project involves two major areas where LIME has been working tirelessly to make a difference – the infusion of information and communication technology in education and the increase of access to ICT to the general population in order to bridge the digital divide within Jamaica and the digital divide between Jamaica and more developed nations.”

“So while all of us at LIME are excited about the commercial side of this project, the real thrill is that we will be part of an initiative that will be a critical catalyst in the development of our country.”

Jamaica’s Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, Daryl Vaz said:

“Internet service is a critical and important ingredient in national advancement and economic development and therefore we have developed and are pursuing deliberate strategies for accelerating the deployment of high-speed connectivity throughout the length and breadth of the country.”

ENDS

 

About Cable & Wireless Communications

 

Cable & Wireless Communications is a global full-service communications business. We operate leading communications businesses through four regional units – the Caribbean, Panama, Macau and Monaco & Islands. Our services include mobile, broadband and domestic and international fixed line services in most of our markets as well as pay-TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed service solutions. Our operations are focused on providing our customers – consumers, businesses, governments – with world-class service. We are the market leader in most products we offer and territories we serve. For more information visit www.cwc.com.

 

 

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About LIME

 

LIME is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company, focused on building products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services across the board, full stop. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications, one of the world’s leading international communications companies. For more information visit: www.lime.com

 

 

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