GTT today took its faster internet service to the Cinderella County of Essequibo on Monday morning, promising residents of better service with “blazing fast” internet.
The Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Justin Nedd, told a launching ceremony at Anna Regina that for the first time, the entire Essequibo coast from Supernaam to Charity will be experiencing high speed internet.
He said the company is proud to be in the position of pioneers, not only in Essequibo, but across Guyana.
“We spend time listening to our customers and we have seen your requests and we hear you asking for higher speed. Today is the day we answer the call”, Nedd told the gathering, as he reminded them that the company had promised to take the service to Essequibo by the end of June but was now more than three months early.
The CEO said the increased internet speed and 4G service in Essequibo will ensure Essequibians are more connected to the rest of the country and beyond the shores of Guyana. As he encouraged them to sign up for the service, he said students will now be able to access more information from any of their devices and everyone will be able to stream movies and videos in high speed.
Nedd said that as GTT looks forward to the liberalization, it is excited that the move to liberalize the sector will “free GTT from uneven competition and we will be able to get fair regulations to all businesses”
Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, was on hand for the launching and said her Ministry and the Government of Guyana are both happy with the “long overdue” move by GTT to take high speed internet to Guyana’s largest county.
She said the Government is aware that Guyana is still lagging behind several Caribbean countries when it comes to internet speed and connectivity but she is confident that with moves by companies like GTT, it will be easier for the country to catch up.
She said Guyana will only be able to move forward “if the private sector continues to invest in our services”.
Earlier this year, GTT announced that its customers across the country could look forward to a greatly improved service during this year. By June, customers in Georgetown will see their internet speed being improved.
As customers continue to complain about many of the connectivity problems that they have experienced, GTT is assuring that it is moving to answer all of the calls for improved service, even as it pushes to continue to do more.