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bmobile and Digicel Offer Zero Rated Data Access to UWI Websites

For Release Upon Receipt - April 17, 2020


In partnership with local telecommunication providers, bmobile and Digicel, The UWI St. Augustine Campus is pleased to advise that the providers have agreed to a 3-month waiver of data access charges (zero-rating) for those accessing UWI-affiliated websites on the respective networks.

As part of the Campus’s commitment to its community, particularly current and prospective students, this will remove some of the costs associated with remote learning and access. This zero-rating has already been implemented on the bmobile network and becomes available from today, Friday April 17 on the Digicel network. This service will continue on both networks until July 10.

Please note that the intent of this service is as follows:

  • Persons can use their Broadband plan at home to access the zero-rated sites listed below. Since that is a specified amount per month, no change is expected in cost.
  • Persons using their smartphones must have a data plan. When they access the-zero rated sites, they will not be charged.
  • Persons can use their phones as a hotspot at home to access internet if needed. Only the sites listed below will be zero rated.

Please note the list of Zero-rated websites below:

St. Augustine Campus


Cave Hill Campus


Mona Campus


Open Campus


Blackboard Collaborate


The Campus thanks these service providers for their support and their commitment to facilitating connectivity at this time.




About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)