RA condemns hostility to telecoms workers

  • Denton Williams: CEO of the Regulatory Authority (File photograph)

    Denton Williams: CEO of the Regulatory Authority (File photograph)


Reported hostility shown to telecommunications workers making network repairs has been condemned by the Regulatory Authority.

The incident was reportedly related to concerns that 5G services were being introduced, the RA said today.

The regulator stressed that no decision has been made on allowing 5G services in Bermuda.

It added that there were social media postings over the weekend “inciting the vandalism of cell towers”.

Denton Williams, chief executive of the RA, said: “I can categorically state that the RA has not come to any conclusion on the viability of 5G technology for Bermuda.

“Our process is to first carry out a detailed study, which will be conducted within the coming months.

“Further, the RA will not make any decisions without first providing opportunities for the public and stakeholder groups to respond during our normal public consultation process.

“Threatening technical workers, who are undoubtedly managing residential service issues, is both unnecessary and unacceptable. I want our community to understand that there are zero 5G services in Bermuda.”

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Published Apr 7, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 7, 2020 at 9:04 am)

RA condemns hostility to telecoms workers

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