Telecommunications giant Flow has announced that it will be offering faster speeds and cheaper prices for internet service in the British Virgin Islands.
Ravindra Maywahlall made the announcement on Friday following a recent meeting with Premier Andrew Fahie.
“Based on the conversations we’ve had with the current Premier of the BVI, he’s indicated that for the BVI community and the diversification of the business sector to grow, broadband is key,” the Flow boss said.
Maywahlall said the new plans will see a three percent reduction in overall broadband prices with increased broadband speed according to the selected bundle.
“We have doubled all of our broadband speeds, so our entry-level package is now 50 megabits per second, and our upper-end package is now 600 megabits per second. That puts us on par with the top tier broadband providers in the world, and it’s all starting at under $100,” Maywahlall stated.
He further said: “We are giving away free weekends this Christmas, starting next weekend for all postpaid customers. You can talk for how much you want, and from a prepaid perspective, Flow is giving them as much as six gigabytes of data, an additional two gigabyte for social media for just $28, plus 350 minutes.
Customers will not be forced into new plans
Maywahlall also said that customers who are happy with their current packages will not be forced into any of the new plans.
“There is no mandate to upgrade or forced migration or anything to that effect. If you are happy where you are, you can remain there at the same price point,” he stated.
News of improved internet service from follows a BVI News publication of a UK report that labelled the BVI as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on the planet.
The main telecoms providers in the BVI are Flow, Digicel, and CCT. BVI Cable TV is also licenced to provide internet services to the territory.
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