Andrew's Communications Ltd. was formed in the early 1990’s and in 1992 an application was submitted to the Minister of Telecommunications for a license to provide Television, Internet and Security Monitoring Services and permission to build a National Link from Providenciales connecting each island all the way to Grand Turk. Executive Council approved the application in 1997.
As a result of this approval, Andrew’s Communications Ltd. (incorporated in 1996) partnered with Caicos Television Holdings and Turks and Caicos Broadcasting (known as WIV Cable TV) and built the first fiber network throughout Provo and was able to successfully negotiate and launch the first Internet Service Provider outside of Cable & Wireless prior to the liberalization of the telecom sector. This service provider is known as TCT Express (High Speed Internet).
Andrew's Communications Ltd. worked tirelessly to see the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in the Turks and Caicos Islands and was granted their first Telecommunications License in 2006.
In 2008, the principals of Andrew’s Communications Ltd. launched a new and exciting project; People’s Television Channel 8 – a free over the air service providing an alternative in television entertainment. This was the beginning of a three phase plan to provide Television and Telecommunications Services to the entire Turks and Caicos Islands. February 2010 saw the launch of People’s Television Network – a wireless digital television service.
Work started on the 2nd phase of the project which is the Internet based Telco service in 2009. People’s Telecoms Company Ltd. is the company providing those services. Equipment began arriving on island in September 2010 and the installation and tower rigging began. People’s Telecoms Company is scheduled to begin offering internet services to subscribers by mid 2011.
Phase 3 of our Business Plan will see the construction of our National Self Healing Fiber Link connecting all the islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.