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VI SOURCE: Gov. John deJongh cites viNGN as boon to future of USVI


USVI Alliance 2014 summit logoVI Source:  In his keynote address at the 2014 USVI Economic Development Summit (May 20-22 2014) in Atlanta, GA, USVI Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. outlined his time in office while painting a brighter picture for the future of the territory. The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) was cited among initiatives that will benefit the islands in years to come.

The organizers of the Summit is the USVI Alliance, a multi-faceted think tank made of of both U.S. Virgin Islanders and concerned citizens who are committed to collaborating for the ultimate good of the U.S.V.I. community at large. The group was founded in 2013.

This year’s Summit theme is “Diversifying Business & Industry in the 21st Century and Beyond”, and the agenda  includes input from policy makers and business people intent on raising economic standards while encouraging business development. On Wednesday, May 21, viNGN’s CEO & President Lawrence Kupfer contributed to the breakout session and panel discussion “Best Practices for Business Success in the USVI  (testimonials from the field).”

Read the article:  Governor Details Economic Development Opportunities (VI Source)

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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