As a Bahamian telecom expert with a net-neutral competitive agenda Erskine R. Curry Chairman/CEO of ECBIZNET wants to know why so many Bahamians at home are in favor of putting the control of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) back in the hands of the government. I hear a lot of debates about how Cable & Wireless just don’t provide the quality of service the market demands. I understsnd from very reliable resources how if there was an option how there would be a catastrophic shift to the next best thing. I understand the need for some home inprovement relating to the poor service in an already underperforming communications sector. What I do not understand is how is there an expectation of any improvement in service based on a mere 2% shift in corporate contro. Remember, we are talking about pass control from a communications giant with 140 years of global telecom experience to agovernment with expertise in operating a high-cost monopoly. I have yet to see the technological breakthrough which would improve the local quality of telecom products and services. Correct me if I am wrong …but aren’t we suppose to be moving forward, upward, onward, together? WE SHOULD NOT BE THINKING ABOUT a 2% INCREASE IN OWNERSHIP UNLESS IT COMES WITH A 100% IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY OF SERVICE… Buying back 2% is a matter of mere control and perhaps continued miss-management and heaven help us all if under our government’s control the quality of the poor service you are now experiencing turns out to be worse. BUT THAT IS NOT A POSSIBILITY -RIGHT?
December 23, 2013