REGULATOR TAKES ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL FRENCH BROADBAND PROVIDERS ON DUTCH SIDE OF THE ISLAND

Press Release - Internet Service Providers Posted on February 1, 2016

PHILIPSBURG – Inspectors of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten performed extensive spectrum measurements over the past 3 months and found clear indications that certain French entities or persons are illegally providing broadband services to end-users on the Dutch side, which is in direct violation of Telecom laws on both sides of the island.

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