Cable services provider Bermuda CableVision says it is finalising plans to begin offering ultra-high speed residential broadband services on the island. The Royal Gazette Online reports that the cableco received government approval on 7 June 2012 for its new service which will see it offering download speeds of 15Mbps and 25Mbps, subject to it meeting the specific terms laid out by the regulator, Bermuda CableVision is one step closer to being able to provide the fastest residential internet speeds ever offered on the Island.
In a notice from the Government dated June 7, 2012, the Bermuda Telecommunications Commission stated that it has approved an application by Bermuda CableVision to provide residential high-speed internet at speeds of 15Mbps and 25 Mbps (download) and 2Mbps (upload) — subject to specific terms laid out by the Ministry of Telecommunications and E-Commerce (METEC). Bermuda CableVision says it is currently testing the new higher access speeds with local internet service providers (ISPs) and has applied for approval to rent or sell the modems required to provide the new service. If approved, CableVision hopes to launch with new plans within the next six months.