Cable Bahamas appoints mobile telecommunications leader to board of directors

December 08, 2014

Cable Bahamas Ltd (BISX: CAB) today announced the appointment of Michele M. Merrell to the company’s board of directors, taking the board to its full complement.

Ms Merrell brings with her almost 20 years of professional experience in marketing and communications, primarily in the mobile telecommunications and IT solutions industries. She is currently Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications for CSPI & Modcomp Systems & Solutions, a global organisation that develops IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems. She has previously held executive positions with Brightstar Corp., Tyco International, as well as others. She is the President of Merrell Consulting Group, a global marketing and corporate communications consultancy headquartered in Florida. Ms Merrell’s experience and expertise in mobile and wireless communications complements the company as Cable Bahamas bids to secure the second cellular license for The Bahamas in 2015.

Ms Merrell’s achievements have earned her numerous awards and recognition over her career for her business acumen and leadership. Recently in 2014, she was the recipient of the Florida Achievement Award. In 2013, she was named by the Diversity Journal as a ‘Woman Worth Watching’ award recipient. She was also named by the South Florida Business Journal in 2012 as one of their ‘Business Women of Influence.’

“It is terrific to welcome Michele to the Board,” said Gary Kain, Cable Bahamas Chairman. “She will be a great addition to the Cable Bahamas team.”

As well as being involved in many Florida and U.S. national organisations, Ms Merrell is also a member of the international board of directors for the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN), and is the president of the North America chapter for GTWN, an organisation that actively promotes and mentors women in the telecom and technology industries. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Miami-Dade, and is a member of numerous local and national professional organisations.

Ms Merrell received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Everest University.

Cable Bahamas is the communications provider of choice and the first to offer triple play (voice, video, data) services in The Bahamas. During 2013, Cable Bahamas acquired four telecommunications providers in Florida and merged them into Summit Broadband, offering businesses and consumers a nearly 500-mile fibre-optic backbone connecting south Florida, west Florida and central Florida. In The Bahamas, services are provided under the REV suite of products including REVOICE, REVON and REVTV, covering telephony, broadband Internet and cable TV respectively. The company has revolutionised every area of business: delivering REVOICE landline phone services at the lowest cost and with the most features in The Bahamas; REVON broadband Internet, which is the fastest in the nation; and, REVTV cable TV service, that includes more than 500 channels with over 100 in HD and thousands of hours of video on demand content. Cable Bahamas serves residential and business customers on 16 islands in The Bahamas. The company also created the Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation, which has awarded over $2 million to local Bahamian non-profit organisations since its inception. Summit Broadband, a telecommunications provider, offers phone, high-speed Internet, cable TV and data transport services to both commercial and residential customers throughout southwest Florida and central Florida. The company also offers dark fibre transport to enterprise and carrier customers. Summit Broadband now supplies uncompressed high-definition television and the fastest Internet service available, with speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (1 gigabit per second). For more information please visit the company website at, follow on Twitter @cablebahamas or visit the company Facebook page at