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Universal Service Fund

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Telecommunications Act 2000 Act 2000
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“Ensuring Standards Through Regulation.”

~National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Universal Service Fund

The Fund was established for the promotion of Universal Service. According to the Telecommunications Act 2000, Universal Service includes the provision of:

  • Public voice telephony;
  • internet access;
  • telecommunications services to schools, health institutions and similar institutions and the physically challenged;
  • or other services by which people access efficient, affordable and modern telecommunications.

Objective of the Fund

As specified by the Act, the source of funding of the Universal Service Fund comes from Telecommunication Providers. The Universal Service Fund Office under the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), is responsible for its management.  The Fund supports the expansion of telecommunications services particularly to the underserved who currently do not have sufficient access and provides telecommunications services which are readily accessible and affordable. Support is provided for the introduction and expansion of telecommunications services to schools, health facilities and other organizations serving public needs as well as for the promotion of technological innovation in the telecommunications sector.

What has the NTRC’s USF Office accomplished?

CLOSED PROJECTS

Soufriere Community Access Centre

November 2013-October 2018

Project: Provision of equipment and related services for establishing internet access at the centre

Payphones in Rural Communities and Public Institutions

May 2014- April 2019

Project: Project Installation of payphones in rural communities and public institutions

Babonneau Library Project

December 2014 – November 2019

Project: Internet access and web-enabled training facility for the library

Ciceron Secondary School Project

March 2015 – February 2020

Project: Supply of equipment and related services for the establishment of internet access at the school

Libraries and Community Access Centres Project

December 2015- November 2020

Project: Supply and installation of equipment and related services for establishing internet access at libraries and community access centres across St. Lucia

Differently Abled Project

October 2016- September 2021

Project: Improving internet access for the differently abled throughout St. Lucia

The Holy Family Children’s Home Project

June 2016- May 2021

Project: Supply and installation of broadband equipment and related services for the establishment of internet access at the home

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College – Southern Campus Project

September 2016- August 2021

Project: Supply and installation of broadband equipment and related services for the college

Technological Inovations

April 28 2016

Opportunities and Careers in ICT & Internet Safety and Security

April 26 and 28 2017

App-building Workshop, App-lauding the Girls

April 26 2018

Graphic Design Workshop: Fundamentals of Graphic Design

July 23 2018 – August 25 2018

Summer Tech Training Program

April 25 & 26 2019

Robotics Workshop

July 22 2019- August 28 2019

Coding for Robotics

May 7 2020

Digital Marketing Webinar

July 12 2021- July 30 2021

Python Coding

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