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The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (the Authority or RA) regulates Bermuda’s Electronic Communications and Electricity sectors.

As an independent regulatory body, we promote fair business practice, protect consumer and industry stakeholders and encourage innovation and integrity in these markets.

We also:

  • Promote sustainable competition in the telecommunications sector, covering services such as fixed and mobile telephone, long distance, internet access and subscription television and
  • Regulate electricity licensees to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Electricity Act 2016.

For more information about each sector, see Electronic Communications and Electricity.

What We Do

The Authority was established by legislation in January 2013, (Regulatory Authority Act 2011 – See Below) as the national regulatory body to implement and enforce regulations and laws.

 

Procedures

Regulatory authorities around the world use specific procedures to create and implement regulations. The procedures available to the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda include:

  • General Determinations
  • Orders
  • Directions
  • Decisions
  • Advisory Guidelines
  • Investigations
  • Enforcements

We Follow Principles Such As:

  • transparency of information and decision-making
  • public consultation and participation

Decision-Making

The Authority’s team of subject matter specialists conducts technological, economic and market analysis to provide the Board of Commissioners with robust, independent information, for consideration in their decisions and rulings.

Our Guiding Legislation:
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