The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) signed the second SMART project contract with FLOW for the provision of subsidized internet and computer equipment.
The event was held March 26, 2020 at the NTRC’s conference room on the second floor of the NIS Building, Upper Bay Street, Kingstown.
Funded by the Universal Service Fund (USF) which is one of the mandates of the NTRC’s Telecommunications Act, the project was signed at a cost of EC$2.8 million.
According to the NTRC, The SMART project which is expected to last for approximately 5 years, will be done in two phases of 340 and will grant internet connection to 680 households each that have been without internet access previously at a subsidized price of $10 per month.
Only households that have been without internet for the last two years will be eligible to apply.
The project targets households with students between grades 5 and 6, students between forms 4 and 5, students of the Community College as well as persons enrolled in courses online and distance teaching.
Persons wishing to apply can do so at the office of the NTRC located on the second floor of the NIS Building, Upper Bay Street, Kingstown.