SINT MAARTEN (OYSTER POND) - Rice Hill Gardens Development has signed a Fiber Optic Exclusivity Agreement with St. Maarten Telephone Group of Companies TelEm. The agreement solidifies the exclusive gated community’s access to high speed internet and related services.
All infrastructure for the delivery of fiber optic services are already in place throughout all current phases of the residential development in Oyster Pond.
Signing the agreement at TelEm’s office on Pond Island were Rice Hill Gardens Development Managing Director Astrid Plantz and TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy.
Plantz said the agreement fits into Rice Hill’s goal of offering the best services and options to its residents and potential buyers. “We are ensuring all amenities are accessible to residents and are in place for potential buyers. Connectivity is not long a luxury; it is a necessity that we have taken care of,” she said.
Dupersoy welcomed Rice Hill on board with TelEm’s ongoing project. He commended the residential community developers for catering to the needs of its residents and encouraged other developments and residents to sign on to support the country’s communications service provider.
Rice Hill Gardens, located close to the border with Oyster Pond, opened Phase 3A of its housing development to potential buyers in mid-April upon completion of all infrastructure works. The works included all access roads to lots in the section, sidewalks, underground cables, all water and electricity connections and TelEm exclusive fiber optic cable.
Only a few of the original 18 lots in Phase 3A are still available for purchase due to the growing demand for private lots in a safe and secure gated community after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, said Plantz.
All lots have elevated views of the surrounding valleys and out to the ocean. Constructing on the lots in Rice Hill does not require extensive excavation as all lots are moderately sloped or not sloped at all. There is no requirement to build on the lot immediately. This enables buyers to invest in a private lot at a time prices may be at its lowest and build whenever they are ready. Buyers are responsible for constructing their own residence.