Dominica is said to be leading the way in its use of the universal service fund.
In 2009 Cabinet approved the regulation covering the universal service fund, one established to assist with the telecommunication needs of the country; specifically parts where private sector companies were not ready to invest in.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) administers the funds with the aim of creating and launching telecommunication projects for the country.
Chairman of the NTRC, Curtis Winston, believes while all Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) states have established a universal service fund, Dominica is leading the way in which the government has chosen to use its funds.
Last week an emergency response system, an initiative of the NTRC was officially launched in Dominica.
Chairman of the NTRC Curtis Winston
The universal service fund and the NTRC have executed a number of services across the island, including providing broadband service to Concord, Belles and the Kalinago Territory as well as the DSC and the Dominica Botanic Gardens.
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