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

Belco is facing a backlash from angry neighbours after another soot fallout.

Belco facing backlash as residents claim another soot fallout has affected homes

Published
January 26, 2023
Belco is facing a backlash from angry neighbours after another soot fallout.
Efforts by Belco to restore power to tens of thousands of homes after Hurricane Fiona have been recognised with an award.

Belco given award for response to power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona

Published
January 13, 2023
Efforts by Belco to restore power to tens of thousands of homes after Hurricane Fiona have been recognised with an award.
Receivers have been appointed at Horizon Communications with the aim of finding a buyer for the company. The firm provides high-speed internet access to business and domestic customers across the island.

Receivers appointed to find buyer for Horizon

Published
January 7, 2023
Receivers have been appointed at Horizon Communications with the aim of finding a buyer for the company. The firm provides high-speed internet access to business and domestic customers across the island.

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.