Mr. Peter A. Stubbs has over thirty one years experience in the Satellite, MMDS, UHF/VHF TV Broadcast, and Cable Television industry having worked in the industry in various capacities from Home Satellite TV installations, erecting, rigging and painting Communications Towers UHF/VHF Broadcast Installations, Plant Construction, design and construction of Analog Cable TV Systems, and Television Studios, to Management. Mr. Stubbs has been involved in the industry in some way since the beginning of Television Services on Providenciales.
Stubbs’ background in television came about as a result of him working alongside Bob Cooper – owner and manager of West Indies Video, John Ramsey of Ramsey Electronics, and Tom Humphries, ex-M/A Com TVRO head. He developed a passion for all things television and worked his way from labourer up to Managing Director.
Mr. Stubbs’ vision for local television in the Turks and Caicos Islands took root while he worked with Mr. Bob Cooper in the early ‘80s on the development of the first local TV Channel in the Turks and Caicos Islands along with the first VHF/UHF Broadcast Network on Providenciales, North Caicos, and Grand Turk.
By 1983, it was time to upgrade from the over the air service to hard wire and the two men team of Peter Stubbs and Valentine Pratt constructed the system across Providenciales, from Grace Bay to The Bight then to every other settlement. Later both men were given their big tests – the first project was to design and build a 20-channel CATV system at the Treasure Beach Resort on Provo and the second was a 16-channel CATV system at the Cedar Homes on Grand Turk.
After successfully completing these tests, Stubbs was promoted to Managing Director. The company was sold to a Tampa group in 1994. By the late 90's the old 450Mhz analog system was rapidly deteriorating and Stubbs recommended that the Providenciales System be rebuilt to 750Mhz with design spacing to easily upgrade to a fiber rich 850Mhz, as well as a new headquarters complex incorporating space for offices and future build out.
This took a great deal of persuasion before the new owners finally realized that something had to be done. While plans for the project on Provo were in the works, Peter undertook the design and the building of the first 550Mhz Fiber System on Grand Turk. He completed the system under budget and weeks ahead of schedule. To ensure quality craftsmanship, Peter ensured that the best firms in the industry were contracted to carry out the construction. Mr. Stubbs managed these operations up to August 2007. Continue Reading...