CCT Wireless, the Virgin Islands (UK)’s dominant telecoms provider, has announced the launch of its new ‘CCT Wi-Fi’ service, with a number of hotspots now live across its operational footprint. The service, which is reportedly powered by the company’s WiMAX network, is available free of charge to all CCTnet and CCTmax broadband subscribers. Meanwhile, non-CCT customers can also access the service, put will have to pay USD4.99 per session to do so. Jose Luis Fernandez, CCT general manager, commented: ‘We want to keep our internet customers connected wherever they are in the BVI. We are pleased to provide all of our internet customers with the added benefit of free Wi-Fi, a perfect match for their CCTnet and CCTmax internet plans. The BVI is a popular destination for visitors and vacationers worldwide who need a cost-effective alternative to connect to the internet’.
CCT Wi-Fi is currently available at the following locations: Gertrude’s White Bay (Jost Van Dyke), Jolly Roger, Peg Legs Nanny Cay, Capt. Mulligan’s Nanny Cay, Waterfront Taxi Stand, Noel Lloyd Park, UP’s Cineplex, Myett’s Cane Garden Bay, Mariette’s Fort Hill (all Tortola), Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, Top of the Bath’s (both Virgin Gorda) and the TB Lettsome Airport (Beef Island). Connectivity is also offered for Speedy’s Ferry Service customers, travelling on either the Unforgettable or the Peacemaker.
Established in 1986 as CCT Boatphone, Caribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT) is a locally-owned telecoms provider, and offers mobile connectivity over a variety of platforms. In mid-2008 the firm augmented its service portfolio with a WiMAX broadband network, although broadband prices remain high. Subscribers must pay USD199 for a modem, with a ‘Premium’ 4Mbps connection priced at USD109 per month.