Reduced Rates at APUA Pushed Back

Residents in Antigua and Barbuda will have to wait a bit longer for the major cut in internet rates at the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA).

In august, Telecoms Minister Melford Nicholas revealed that the local utility company, will be offering a package of a minimum of 10Mbps [Megabits per second] by the end of October, at a price point of EC $75 monthly.

However, according to Cabinet notes, a date for the roll-out of the new rates and bandwidth has not been determined. No reason was given for the delay however it read that APUA officials promised the reduced rate and increased speed before the end of the year.

In a previous Cabinet session, the Minister, the Government has given APUA the resources needed so the residents could receive quality service at a cost which is expected to bring some shake-up to the other major telecoms company, Flow and Digicel.

The minister and APUA officials had also hinted that the arrival of equipment needed for the implementation of the new plan could be the cause for potential delays.

News Reporter

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