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Jamaica: Technology minister pledges to fast-track digital switchover

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams is pledging to make the national digital switchover (DSO) a reality before 2021.

Speaking Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference held at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay, Williams said she wants to ensure that the switchover is not delayed much longer.

The National Digital Switchover Steering Committee was formed in 2009. The switchover deadline has been pushed back several times with the current projected deadline being 2021.

“I will have to find that steering committee report. I’m putting the full weight of my ministry behind it to get it done before 2021,” Williams said.

The minister commended the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church for its achievements and contributions in technology and innovation.

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