Columbus Communications, the telecommunications firm which operates under the brand name Flow, is reported by local press as having been given the nod to roll out cable television services across the island. Last week, the company’s chief executive officer, Richard Pardy, told Sunday Finance that Information Minister Donald Buchanan had informed him that Flow would be granted a licence that will allow it to provide cable TV and other telephony based services island-wide. So far, the firm has been restricted to Kingston and selected areas of St Andrew. With the new concession Flow will be entitled to operate in any zone, and has already secured permission from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) to use its lamp posts to carry its overhead fibre-optic cable.
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