VI Daily News: New Broadband Network enabling cost savings to USVI government

Tia Liburd of GERS assists client during GERS Self-Help Week at Turnbull Library PCC

Tia Liburd of GERS assists client during GERS Self-Help Week at Turnbull Library PCC

VI Daily News:  viNGN officials provided the latest update on the progress of the territory’s implementation of the nation-wide Broadband Initiative at a board meeting held on August 7.  Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) President and CEO Lawrence Kupfer outlined the major accomplishments as the project winds to a close.

viNGN has met its June 30, 2014 deadline for completion of all related projects and is now in the 90-day “closing out” phase

318 Community Anchor Institutions are now connected and ready to integrate with their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to receive faster internet service

The Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) is working with local provider Orbitel, whose partnership with viNGN has resulted in 80 percent cost saving to the USVI government

The Cyberlearning Free Digital Literacy training course deadline is extended to September 30, allowing Middle and High School students to pass the Master Exam and receive school credit through the USVI Department of Education as well as free SAT prep (advanced training)

Greater community outreach through strategic placement of advertisements such as Caribbean Cinemas pre-movie inserts is resulting in a higher public awareness of the availability of free PCCs and the mission of viNGN

viNGN partnership with the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) to enhance seniors’ ability to access GERS online resources and tools

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