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Households in SVG offered access to Internet connection at a subsidized rate

Households in SVG  offered access to Internet connection at a subsidized rate

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Six hundred and eighty households in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are being offered the opportunity to access an Internet connection a subsidized rate.

The offer is being made by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC) under its USF SMART Project.
Installations will be done in two phases, a release from the NTRC said.

“For the first phase, 340 households will receive Internet connection for a period of two years at a cost of $10.00 per month. Following this, the second phase will be implemented in which another 340 households will receive internet connection for a period of two years at a cost of $10.00 per month,” the release said.

In order to qualify for the subsidy under the project, households must fit the following criteria:

(1) The household must have had no previous monthly broadband access (Fixed or Wireless) within the last two years.

(2) The household must have access to a desktop, laptop or tablet.

(3) Households with the following students will be given priority:

• Students in Grade 6 in primary schools
• Students in Forms 4 and 5 in secondary schools
• Students enrolled in courses at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College
• Students enrolled in online/distance teaching courses

Interested persons may collect application forms from the NTRC’s office located on the Second Floor of the NIS Building.

The release said that the NTRC will review all applications and make a selection based on requirements above.

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