BTC connects McClean’s Town to Fiber

Left to right: Dominic Petty (Executive Senior Manager, Northern Bahamas), The Hon. Kwasi Thompson (Member of Parliament), The Hon. Ginger Moxey (Minister for Grand Bahama), Sameer Bhatti (BTC CEO), Parkco Deal (BTC Board Director).

With the aim to have New Providence and Grand Bahama fully fiberized by the end of 2023, residents of McClean’s Town, the easternmost settlement of Grand Bahama, can now take advantage of BTC’s faster, stronger, more reliable, and unstoppable fiber network.

“Our primary goal is to expand our fiber reach throughout the country, so it gives me pleasure to announce that BTC has fully fiberized McClean’s Town and residents will now have access to the fastest speeds at the most competitive rates,” said Dominic Petty, BTC’s Senior Executive Manager and Head of Operations for the Northern Bahamas.

Petty’s comments came at a press conference held on July 7 th in Grand Bahama to announce the installation of fiber in the McClean’s Town community. BTC’s CEO, Sameer Bhatti; Director of BTC’s Board, Parkco Deal; Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey; and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson were also present. All broadband connectivity to McClean’s Town was lost after the passage of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. But once homes were rebuilt and top of the line infrastructure was installed, BTC made it a point to ensure that East End Grand Bahama is connected to fiber, beginning with McClean’s Town.

“Over the next few weeks, this community will be fully fiberized with end-to-end connectivity powered by BTC. This move will allow residents to have faster internet speeds and more reliable service,” Petty said.

In addition to offering fiber to McClean’s Town residents, the settlement’s Sub-Station and Community Clinic are also being powered by BTC.
Fiber was also installed last week in the Eastern community of Pelican Point.

But that’s not all.

In the coming months, BTC will fiberize Over the Bridge, North and South Bahamia, Hawksbill and Sunrise communities – a move that is expected to add some 4,000 homes to the Grand Bahama network. BTC CEO Sameer Bhatti said: “BTC is certainly on the move in the nation’s second city, and we are on a mission to leave our fiber footprint in every single community on this island.

It is also our hope that our superfast fiber connection can assist with moving Grand Bahama into being the next tech hub of The Bahamas.”

BTC recently introduced 1gig fiber connectivity and symmetrical speeds that deliver a differentiated and more reliable product experience. The Company’s primary goal is to expand its fiber footprint with 80% of The Bahamas already being fiberized. The end goal, however, is to finally eliminate its copper network and provide a seamless experience for all customers using its fiber-fast technology.

BTC’s implementation of fiber started back in 2016 in New Providence and Bimini. Since then, fiber has been installed in Exuma, Grand Bahama, Abaco, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island and Cat Island.

    Source: BTC/Indira Collie