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Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

In July 2017 the Regulatory Authority received consent for the final form of electricity sector licenses, and these “licenses, as well as a license application process developed by the Authority, have now been enacted as general determinations, completing their final and formal legislative stage.” An RA spokesperson said, “On 28 October... Read more of this article

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 2nd. Greenrock is reminding the members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback regarding net metering is tomorrow [July 28]. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to remind members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback... Read more of this article

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

[Written by Don Burgess] One Communications are in disagreement to the language and manner of the Regulatory Authority’s decision against them. The Regulatory Authority said they have “refused an application made by One Communications [One]to implement the following: 1. Contract termination fees of between $200 and $500 for residential internet/broadband... Read more of this article

RA: Providers Met 4G Requirements For The AC

RA: Providers Met 4G Requirements For The AC

In November 2016, as part of the award of 4G spectrum to Telecommunications [BWI] Ltd [Digicel] and Bermuda Digital Communications Limited [One Communications], the Regulatory Authority [the ‘Authority’] mandated specific coverage and Quality of Service [QoS] obligations. A spokesperson said, “The obligations are in the following phases:1.... Read more of this article

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Regulatory Authority commenced operations in January 2013, just over a year after the Regulatory Authority Act 2011 was approved by Parliament. The Regulatory Authority’s principal functions in relation to any regulated industry sector, are:to promote and preserve competition;to promote the... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Electricity Consultations

Regulatory Authority Electricity Consultations

The Regulatory Authority has today [May 8] commenced public consultations in relation to electricity sector licenses. “These public consultations are an important and key opportunity for the residents and businesses of Bermuda to provide their views as to the form and content of the licenses that will be used by the Authority to regulate the electricity... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback On Solar Net Metering

RA Seek Feedback On Solar Net Metering

The Regulatory Authority said they recently intervened in the electricity market with regard to solar net metering, via the issuance of an Emergency General Determination in relation to BELCO. “As part of this process, the Authority is now consulting on solar net metering and invites comments and input from the public and all interested parties,”... Read more of this article

RA: Trial For Pypestream Customer Service App

RA: Trial For Pypestream Customer Service App

“A commercial trial for an application to facilitate customer services, specifically aimed at people who may be deaf and speech impaired, is due to be launched in Bermuda by Pypestream,” the Bermuda Regulatory Authority said. A RA spokesperson said, “In 2016, the Regulatory Authority was approached by the Bermuda Island Association... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Approves FibreWire Trial

Regulatory Authority Approves FibreWire Trial

The Regulatory Authority has given approval for One Communications to immediately commence a technical trial of its FibreWire broadband services to a small sample of its current customer base. “The Authority has specified various parameters for the trial to ensure it is consistent with various regulations, as well as the Authority’s remit to... Read more of this article

50mbps Download Speed Target For Consultation

50mbps Download Speed Target For Consultation

Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons has written to the Regulatory Authority to request they “provide assistance in formulating and potentially implementing a universal broadband service obligation,” with a 50mbps broadband download speed cited as the “target for consultation.”The letter, dated February 10th,... Read more of this article

Authority ‘Further Investigating’ BTC Billing

Authority ‘Further Investigating’ BTC Billing

The Regulatory Authority said they are “further investigating whether the billing errors by Bermuda Telephone Company [“BTC”] for its business customers [explained in the Authority press release of December 13th, 2016] may represent a wider issue with its billing practices, which may include residential customers.” “All BTC customers,... Read more of this article

RA Investigating: Complaints Of BTC Billing Error

RA Investigating: Complaints Of BTC Billing Error

The Regulatory Authority said they have been made aware “of a billing error made by BTC which resulted in thousands of business customers receiving overage charges” and are “currently investigating the matter,” while BTC confirmed “there was an issue with a third party system,” adding that they ”worked proactively... Read more of this article

RA Awards Spectrum To Enable 4G Networks

RA Awards Spectrum To Enable 4G Networks

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority announced that it has “awarded radio spectrum to enable a rapid and comprehensive roll out of 4G superfast mobile broadband network and services across the island.” “The contest for the award of spectrum is a first of its kind in Bermuda,” the RA said. “After an intensive assessment of... Read more of this article