URCA nears completion of BTC probe

8 Nov 2012

Bahamian watchdog the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is close to completing its investigation into Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC’s) service outage in June this year, the Tribune reports. URCA’s director of policy and regulation Stephen Bereaux said: ‘The work is well underway and we’re just about finished with our investigation. The importance of doing the investigation thoroughly is what is taking time. If this investigation goes badly for BTC, URCA would be in position to take action of some kind, and if we are to do that we have to ensure that we don’t miss anything on the way and that our views are properly considered and reasoned.’ The nation’s monopoly wireless provider, BTC’s fixed and mobile services were knocked offline earlier this year, believed to be the result of a power failure and subsequent failure of back-up systems.

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