BTC targeting completion of fiber expansion project by 2023 end

BTC targeting completion of fiber expansion project by 2023 end

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) says that it plans to complete its fiber expansion project by the close of 2023, having recently added another 3,000 homes to its fiber network.

Shantell Cox-Hutchinson

Director of Technology Operations, Shantell Cox-Hutchinson said: “We are keeping the momentum going and delivering exceptional service for our customers. By providing a personal fiber connection directly to the customer’s home, they get to experience the best connectivity, bar none. In the last two months, we’ve upgraded the infrastructure in over ten communities.

“With summer now in full swing, upgrading to fiber services will allow your children to do everything they love including gaming, streaming, downloading, and uploading content and so much more, while still allowing more than enough bandwidth for you to also stay connected.”

The newly upgraded communities include Back of Town (Grand Bahama), Dorsett Subdivision, Domingo Heights, Joan’s Heights, Meeting Street, Blue Hill, Kennedy Subdivision, Soldier Road, and additional portions of Tropical Gardens.

“As a result of the pandemic, many persons are working in a hybrid environment, spending a few days at the office, and other days working at home,” Cox-Hutchinson said.

“With a fiber connection, we’re making it easier for customers to work remotely. Our fully converged suite of services provides all the connectivity customers need at one affordable price. You can stay connected while at home or on the go with a BTC bundle, which includes superfast fiber speeds, unlimited landline calls including calls to the US, UK, and Canada, TV channels, plus mobile voice and data services at the best rate, with no debate. What’s even better, is for a limited time, customers will receive a free Samsung tablet when signing up on It’s the perfect gift for you or your loved one for the summer holidays.” 

Cox-Hutchison noted that the company’s fiber expansion project is expected to be completed by the close of 2023 as it has pledged to fully fiberize New Providence and Grand Bahama.

“Eastern New Providence is 100 percent fiberized, and we are proactively migrating customers from the legacy technology to fiber services as we plan to disable the copper network in the coming months,” Cox-Hutchinson added.