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Industry News

News about our regulated sectors in Bermuda. Click on each title to open the full article in a new tab.

Digicel Business Bermuda has made donations to two local charities — Vision Bermuda and Open Airways.

Digicel donates to Vision Bermuda and Open Airways

Published
November 18, 2022
Digicel Business Bermuda has made donations to two local charities — Vision Bermuda and Open Airways.
Spending approval will be sought by the Ministry of Home Affairs for a $500,000 scheme – announced four months ago – to hand out LED light bulbs to families.

Spending for LED light bulbs set to go to Cabinet for approval

Published
November 15, 2022
Spending approval will be sought by the Ministry of Home Affairs for a $500,000 scheme – announced four months ago – to hand out LED light bulbs to families.
Belco has failed to confirm or deny whether there are levels of air contaminants surrounding its Pembroke plant that exceed the UK limits with which Bermuda aims to align under new air quality laws.

Belco fails to respond to estimates it fails proposed air quality standards

Published
November 14, 2022
Belco has failed to confirm or deny whether there are levels of air contaminants surrounding its Pembroke plant that exceed the UK limits with which Bermuda aims to align under new air quality laws.

Regulated Sectors

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (the RA) regulates Bermuda’s Electronic Communications, Electricity and Submarine Cables sectors.

As an independent regulatory body, we promote fair business practices, protect consumer and industry stakeholders, and encourage innovation and integrity in these markets.

We also:

  • Promote sustainable competition in the telecommunications sector, covering services such as fixed and mobile telephone, long distance, internet access and subscription television and
  • Regulate electricity licencees to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Electricity Act 2016.

How we regulate

Regulatory authorities around the world use specific procedures to create and implement regulations. The procedures available to the RA include:

  • General Determinations
  • Orders
  • Directions
  • Decisions
  • Advisory Guidelines
  • Investigations
  • Enforcements

Decision-Making

The RA’s Team of subject matter specialists conducts technological, economic and market analysis to provide the Board of Commissioners with robust, independent information, for consideration in their decisions and rulings.

For more information about each sector, access our pages on Electricity, Electronic Communications and Submarine Communications Cables.