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RA Invites Feedback On Preliminary Report

RA Invites Feedback On Preliminary Report

The Regulatory Authority has conducted the analysis of its proposed Principles of Consumer Protection and invites the public to provide feedback on the Preliminary Report prior to making a final determination. A spokesperson said, “The Principles of Consumer Protection is designed to protect consumers’ interests, promote the delivery of high-quality... Read more of this article

Feedback Sought On Electronic Communications

Feedback Sought On Electronic Communications

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they have “published the Preliminary Report of the Market Review of the electronic communications sector and would like the public to further provide their feedback prior to making their general determination.” A spokesperson said, “The Market Review is specifically focused on reviewing providers... Read more of this article

“High Levels Of Renewable Energy Resources”

“High Levels Of Renewable Energy Resources”

The Regulatory Authority launched Bermuda’s Integrated Resource Plan which will use “high levels of renewable energy resources,” with the RA saying the plan includes adding utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power via an offshore wind farm. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority, today announced the launch of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban tabled the annual financial statements of the Regulatory Authority for Fiscal Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. in the House of Assembly today. “The Regulatory Authority [RA] is a self-funding body, responsible for the implementation of policy through the application of the relevant legislation, and... Read more of this article

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they “will evaluate the proposed change of control of BELCO in accordance with the provisions of applicable legislation and any Ministerial directions.” This follows after Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed that they signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities... Read more of this article

RA: No Decision Made For 5G In Bermuda

RA: No Decision Made For 5G In Bermuda

The Regulatory Authority [RA] has today stated that “no decision has been made regarding the deployment of the Fifth Generation [5G] technology in Bermuda.” “This statement is in response to a press release issued today from Horizon Communication, indicating that if they are successful in obtaining an Integrated Communication Operating... Read more of this article

RA: Public Consultation To Discuss Net Neutrality

RA: Public Consultation To Discuss Net Neutrality

The Regulatory Authority will host a public consultation to discuss Net Neutrality, also referred to as Open Internet, from today until June 28th. The RA said, “In its mandate to promote fair business practices and protect consumers, the Regulatory Authority will host a public consultation to discuss Net Neutrality, also referred to as Open Internet,... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority To Lift Freeze On ICOLs

Regulatory Authority To Lift Freeze On ICOLs

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban has directed the Regulatory Authority [RA] to “lift the moratorium on the grant of additional Integrated Communications Operating Licenses [ICOLs] and other forms of public Communications Operating Licenses [COLs],” the Government said this evening. “This move will ultimately result in the opportunity... Read more of this article

RA: Market Will Soon Be Opened To New Entrants

RA: Market Will Soon Be Opened To New Entrants

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda today announced that “Bermuda’s electronic communications sector will soon be reopened to accept new entrants into the market.” “Based on a decision from Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban to lift the moratorium on the granting of Communication Operating Licences [COLs] and Integrated Communication... Read more of this article

RA Extend Market Review Consultation Deadline

RA Extend Market Review Consultation Deadline

The Regulatory Authority has extended the deadline for the Market Review Public Consultation untilMarch 29th. A spokesperson said, “Due to requests from sectoral providers and other interested parties, the consultation period for the Market Review of the Electronic Communications Sector Consultation Document issued on 15 February 2019 has now been... Read more of this article

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda today [Feb 18] announced that “Bermuda’s electronic communications  and electricity sectors will soon be guided by two new sets of standards to further protect consumers, which are released for consultation.” “They are the Principles of Consumer Protection and Market Review,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Appoint Denton Williams

Regulatory Authority Appoint Denton Williams

Mr. Denton Williams has been appointed as the Regulatory Authority’s new Chief Executive. “After a rigorous recruitment process, the Commissioners of the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Denton Williams as the Authority’s incoming Chief Executive,” the RA said. Mr. Williams — the former... Read more of this article

RA On Electricity Sector Service Standards

RA On Electricity Sector Service Standards

Bermuda’s electricity sector will soon be guided by Service Standards set by the Regulatory Authority, the RA announced today. A draft General Determination [GD] and Order for Service Standards is currently open for public consultation and the Authority invites interested parties to comment on the document by January 15th, 2019. Regulatory Authority... Read more of this article