The Central Electricity Board (CEB) might soon become an Internet Service Provider (ISP). According to Defimedia.info, the firm has already requested for the service of foreign consultants to carry out a feasibility project to determine whether the endeavour of providing Internet access to the Mauritian public would be the right choice.
CEB aims to provide high-speed Internet at lower prices compared to the other ISPs operating in the country. It might provide Internet access all over the island; it already has the necessary resources to cover the
whole of Mauritius.
The CEB has optical fibres spread all across Mauritius; they are found in the high-voltage cables that were installed few years ago. The optical fibres would then be connected to a computer system to be used to provide Internet.
According to defimedia.info, this would be in the favour of consumers since competition would likely lead a decrease in prices. Furthermore, the different ISPs might be motivated to bring in improvements in their services.