CableVision To Begin “Substantial Rebuild”

December 16, 2014

Bermuda CableVision said they will begin a “substantial rebuild of its cable system Island-wide, allowing subscribers to experience faster, improved internet, along with many new products and services.”

The company said they intend to “deploy fibre directly to the home and to increase the company’s infrastructure capacity by 50 times. The system will be more reliable and consumers will notice a substantial reduction in the number of outages, even when Island-wide electricity supplies are out of action. Moreover, the reconfigured network will provide full redundancy throughout the Island when completed.”

“With the upgrades allowing download speeds up to 900 megs – just short of one gig – and upload speeds of 200 megs, subscribers will be able to, for example, download a movie in just a few minutes. The upgraded network will also support triple-play services [TV, internet, telephone] as well as larger data services for small and large businesses.

“Customers will experience minimal disruption during this rebuild, as their quality of service improves and they see new products rolled out over time, including TV Everywhere and IPTV.”

Terry Roberson, Bermuda CableVision CEO says: “We feel it’s an appropriate time for us to position our company for the future, where we can deliver exceptional services with technology that will be relevant over the next 10 to 15 years.

“We also believe this will assist in selling Bermuda as a sophisticated technological centre to the international business community.

“We also look forward to providing new products and services starting in the western end of the Island, just in time for the America’s Cup, which will mainly operate out of Dockyard.”

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  1. somuchless says:

    Just in time for the AC?! It’s going to take you two years to get started? Did I read that correctly.

  2. LOL says:

    When does it start and when does it finish?

    • Andrew says:

      The article mentions 10-15 years, but given the historical pace of Bermuda’s internet growth, that seems highly optimistic. ;)

  3. More TV Shows needed says:

    Can you please add We TV and Me TV Channels to your line up….Thanks

  4. Sandgrownan says:

    Can you cancel all the religious channels? Especially the local ones. Or at least group them together so I can cut them out?

    • Am says:

      It grived me to pay all that money and have to have the religious channels and for that and the poor service and Spanish network I shall never waste our time money on again . Outmoded and pathetic service history
      No more adverts yippee
      Only what we actually choose …. How terribly grown up

  5. Umm.... says:

    Wait. So only the western end in time for the America’s Cup? Will that just be for the hotels in the area or everyone? And only the western end will be ready in 2 and a half years? Yet these services will be relevant for 10 – 15 years? More like 7.5 to 12.5, Terry. By time the east gets fibre, it will be outdated technology. Lol!

  6. Juice says:

    I wonder what the pricing will be for those new blazing fast speeds.

    • Steve says:

      Based on $260 for 25MB, 900MB will cost around $10,000 per month.

  7. yes says:

    This is great news!!

  8. Alvin Williams says:

    My service is down and have been told I will have to wait a week before somebody comes around? There is an old African saying; ‘I will believe only what my eyes see’.

  9. tom cooke says:

    So I, or let me Re frase, my wife pays the cable/intranet bill… I pay the rent…
    My thing is if I pay somthing like $100 plus a month for 8 megs… WTF is 900 megs gonna cost…
    Don’t get me wrong I like my cable… I was hooked up within a month when it 1st came here….To go from nothing as Z B M was on strike. .and then line of sight. ..who pays… of course we do..

    • Cooper says:

      As speeds get faster, the slower speeds get phased out. SO instead of 1.5Meg for 49.95, you will get 25 meg for 49.95, all the way up to top tier which will likely be priced accordingly at something like 199.99 a month. Which is high, but for Bermuda, its acceptable, and for that speed to the home, its awesome!.

  10. Micro says:

    So will they be moving their cabling underground? That’ll take a huge load off the utility poles.

  11. agatha christie says:

    Good news indeed – but please fix the current issues first.

  12. Steve says:

    I dropped Cablevision because I lost Internet forever after the two storms, took them a month to reply to my emails and by then I’d moved on. Their failure to provide a realistic refund for lost service, a month wait for a reply and generally crappy support led me to leave them.

    Too little, too late, too bad you’re losing customers, but that’s because your support sucks!

  13. sounds right says:

    Well they take 2 weeks to send out a technician for residential calls, no wonder it will take them 3 years to do this.

    and I’m not joking, my internet has been out for 2 weeks and the technician is coming out tomorrow. Called them at least 15 times. no apologies. no help.

  14. Just my 2 cents says:

    It is interesting how people have forgotten that there were 2 major storms that tore apart the infrastructure of Belco, BTC, and Cable. I still see crews from all 3 out late nights setting it all straight. Cant be an easy task, we should applaud all their hard work on the substantial rebuild effort.