Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool has hit out against telecommunications companies operating in the British Virgin Islands for not cleaning up their cell sites that were badly damaged during the hurricanes.
Cell towers and other equipment belonging to these companies were blown down and reduced to unsightly piles of debris because of the category 5 disasters.
Vanterpool said the companies have neglected to clean up even though more than four months have gone since the hurricanes.
“I can’t get them to begin to move the iron and the poles that are thrown all over the place. That is something that we are very disappointed in. We have written to them, we have given them all sorts of warning and so on.”
“I am disappointed with the lack of attention that they have given to even cleaning up their poles and irons that have been thrown all over the country,” Vanterpool said.
The Minister was speaking during a public meeting with members of the Fourth Electoral District last week.
The telecoms companies came under heavier fire at the said meeting for what is being described as outrageously poor and expensive internet services.
Vanterpool is threatening to invite outside Internet providers to do business in the territory if the telecoms companies in the local market do not improve their service.
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