US to help Jamaica develop rural broadband

26 Jan 2015

The governments of Jamaica and the US have agreed to cooperate to promote the development of internet services in rural areas of Jamaica. The US says it will provide technical assistance to Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining on the reallocation of unused TV band spectrum for information and communications services. So-called TV ‘white spaces’, which are unused bands between TV channels, will be utilised to provide wireless broadband signals in rural parishes, the Jamaica Observer reports.