Flow Cayman Islands is aiming to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network across Grand Cayman and the majority of the Sister Islands by the end of 2021.
The pledge is part of the operator’s goal of ensuring that every home in the Cayman Islands can access 1Gbps download speeds, reports Cayman Compass.
TeleGeography notes that Flow’s fibre service is available in all districts on Grand Cayman, although it cannot be accessed in certain areas. The operator’s priority is addressing this via network expansions in areas including West Bay and Spotts. Flow has stated that it will migrate customers from its copper network at no additional cost.
The operator’s country manager Robert Mayo-Smith noted that Flow spent KYD5 million (US$6 million) on upgrading its network during 2020, but noted that factors outside of the company’s control could impact its expansion plans.
Citing the example of access to the electricity poles that carry fibre cables, which are owned by Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) subsidiary Data Link, Mayo-Smith said: “We have shared this vision with CUC and are hopeful they will partner with us by granting the necessary access to build out the new fibre network as quickly as possible.”