Do you use Skype, Vonage, Packet 8, or any other Internet Phone? BTL is doing their best to eliminate them country-wide. They have also asked the PUC to allow them stop instant messenger too. If any of this concerns you, please attend this meeting
The PUC is organizing a public forum on the theme "Opportunities and Threats for VoIP in Belize". The PUC's intent is to inform the general public and stakeholders on the law, and to receive their views and recommendations as the PUC formulates its position on Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
The forum is to be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel Caracol Room, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The PUC is seeking the participation of members of the public in the forum. We urge you to discuss the forum topic with family, friends and professional colleagues and attend the forum to take part in the discussion.
The forum discussion is to be led by a panel comprised of representatives from the telephone providers, government, ISPs (internet service providers) the PUC, and a citizen's advocate. An international consultant has been asked to make a presentation on the global regulatory perspective, and he will act as forum moderator. Each panelist will take 10 minutes to present before the forum enters a plenary discussion to hear the views and receive the feedback of the general audience.
Please place the forum on your calendar, and feel free to contact the PUC for any clarification or other information you may wish to access regarding the forum.
Public Information Consultant