About the TTCS


The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt/ ; http://ttcs.tt/) is a computer user group formed in 1997. We:

  • are a forum where computers, related technologies and related social issues are discussed;
  • keep current with the events in the local Information Technology and telecommunications industries ;
  • “Network local computer users” so that they can share knowledge and improve upon their experiences with modern technology.
  • hold membership in several international organisations and advise on technology issues in Trinidad and Tobago and the region.

We have regular meetings, mailing lists, and our website and presence on Facebook , Twitter and Google+.

We also maintain a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows called the TTCS OSSWIN.

We welcome anyone interested in computing and the Internet, regardless of the level of their computer experience or the type of hardware or software they use, to participate in our activities.

To keep up to date about TTCS activities, please join our announcement mailing list

Flow Trinidad announces broadband rate increases to take effect March 1 2018

Flow banner from https://discoverflow.co/trinidad/internet/broadband-rates-increase

Flow Trinidad has announced that from March 1st 2018, that the prices of several of its broadband packages will be increased.  This comes after Flow’s residential packages received a free speed upgrade in December 2017

Summary of changes to come March 1 2018:

  • The pricing of Flow’s Basic, Essential, Plus and Max packages increase from $136.95, $219.99, $293.47, $391.29 to $142, $234, $320, $410, an increase by $5.05, $14.01, $26.53 and $18.71 TT dollars respectively, VAT included at the same speeds as per the December 2017 speed upgrade.
  • Flow’s Turbo package increases from by $70.01 TT dollars to $600 but gets a speed boost from 200Mbps down / 25 Mbps up to 300Mbps / 30 Mbps.
  • Flow’s Ultra Package of 300Mbps down / 30Mbps up at $699.99 is replaced with Flow’s Turbo package at $600 TT.

Here’s a table of the announced changes coming March 1 2018

Flow PackageCurrent Speed (download / upload )Upgraded Speeds (download / upload) Current Monthly Rate in TT$ (VAT inclusive)New Monthly Rate as of March 1 2018
in TT $ (VAT inclusive)
Basic5Mbps / 3Mbpssame speed$136.95$142.00
Essential40Mbps / 5Mbps same speed$219.99$234.00
Plus60Mbps / 15Mbps same speed$293.47$320.00
Max100Mbps / 20Mbps same speed$391.29$410.00
Turbo 200Mbps / 25Mbps300Mbps / 30Mbps$529.99$600.00
Lightning600Mbps / 50Mbpssame speed$999.99$999.99 (unchanged)

 

 

Agenda for the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum on Friday January 26 2018

The second annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF ; http://igf.tt/) will be held on Friday 26th January 2018 from 9am to 5pm at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

TTIGF 2018 is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member.

The TTIGF 2018 agenda is available online which includes panel sessions on the following locally relevant Internet Governance issues:

Digital Financial Services (DFS)

Digital Financial Services (DFS) will focus on the current state of DFS in Trinidad and Tobago, what other services can be provided and how DFS can facilitate digital inclusion.

Panelists

  • Zaf Rahaman – Owner & Founder, Forward Multimedia
  • Glynis Alexander-Tam – General Manager, InfoLink Services Ltd
  • Aldwyn Wayne – CEO, WiPay
  • Shernon Osepa – Manager, Regional Affairs, Latin America & Caribbean Bureau, ISOC
  • Rabindra Jaggernauth – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Gender Activism Online

Gender Activism Online will focus on the ways that the Internet is being used by local, regional and international activists to involve people in their campaigns, to share stories, to fund raise, and support their work in many other ways.

Panelists

  • Jason Jones, Esquire – Human Rights Defender
  • Ian Royer – Social Media Consultant, Anansi Tales Marketing
  • Attilah Springer – Gender Activist
  • Sue Ann Barratt – Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI
  • Jacqueline Morris – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology)

Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology, will focus on the importance of this technology, its applications, potential, and limits. Panelists will discuss the potential impact, both positive and negative, on our society as a whole.

Panelists

  • Randall DeFreitas – Manager, Risk Assurance, EY
  • Peter George, Chairman, Bitt
  • Nigel Romano – CEO, JMMB
  • Glenn McKnight – Director, ISOC
  • Ajmal Nazir – Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Open Forum

The TTIGF 2018 will also have an open forum session where all stakeholders (including online participants) can share comments, questions, solutions and best practices on internet governance locally, regionally and globally.

Planning to attend TTIGF in person or remotely?

If you plan to attend (in person or remotely), please register for the TTIGF event at http://igf.tt/register-ttigf2018 . Registration is FREE. There is no charge to attend TTIGF 2018 and there may be last minute cancellations by persons that registered.

Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (#TTIGF 2018) on Friday 26th January, 2018 – register to attend

The second annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF ; http://igf.tt/) will be held on Friday 26th January 2018 from 8am to 4pm at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

TTIGF 2018 is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member.

With the overall theme of “Shaping the Digital Future”, TTIGF 2018 will feature sessions on the following locally relevant Internet Governance issues:

• Digital Financial Services
• Gender Activism Online
• Blockchain

TTIGF 2018 will also have an open forum session where all stakeholders (including online participants) can share comments, questions, solutions and best practices on internet governance locally, regionally and globally.

If you plan to attend (in person or remotely), please register for the TTIGF event at http://igf.tt/register-ttigf2018 . Registration is FREE. There is no charge to attend TTIGF 2018.

Flow Trinidad announces speed upgrade to residential broadband packages for same monthly rate.

Promotional banner from Flow Trinidad (https://discoverflow.co/trinidad/internet/promotions)

Flow Trinidad has announced a speed upgrade to existing Flow broadband residential packages at the same monthly rate as well as offering a new “Lightning” broadband package. According to Flow’s Facebook page, the speed upgrade will take place from 12:30am on Saturday 16th December 2017.  Here’s a table of the announced speed upgrades

Flow PackagePrevious SpeedsUpgraded SpeedsMonthly Rate in TT$ (VAT incl.)
Basic3Mbps (download) /1Mbps (upload)5Mbps (download) / 3Mbps (upload)$136.95
Essential30Mbps (download) / 3Mbps (upload)40Mbps (download) / 5Mbps (upload)$219.99
Plus45Mbps (download) / 3Mbps (upload)60Mbps (download) / 15Mbps (upload)$293.47
Max60Mbps (download) / 20Mbps (upload)100Mbps (download) / 20Mbps (upload)$391.29
Turbo120Mbps (download) / 7Mbps (upload)200Mbps (download) / 25Mbps (upload)$529.99
Ultra240Mbps (download) / 10Mbps (upload) 300Mbps (download) / 30Mbps (upload) $699.99
Lightning(new)600Mbps (download) /50Mbps (upload) $999.99

TTCS end of year Christmas dinner on Thursday December 14 2017 from 6:30pm ; please RSVP!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having its end of year Christmas dinner at Ruby Tuesday, Grand Bazaar on Thursday December 14 2017 from 6:30pm.

We will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society!

Please RSVP at info@ttcs.tt! The anticipated cost of Ruby Tuesday’s Christmas dinner menu is anticipated to cost $240TT per person.