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#ClipTheShip – A view from the bridge!


Peter C. Schultz, Ph.D., co-inventor of fiber optics and Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) Board Secretary, gave us a unique view from the bridge of the IT Intrepid as the vessel plies the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands on a mission to lay two 100% all fiber optic cables to interconnect St. Croix and St. Thomas! If you see IT Intrepid, we invite you to “Clip the Ship” and share your photos or video on social media with the hashtag #viNextGen!

View from the bridge with Matt Foley at the helm. Approaching St Croix. Cameras show (L to R): cable unspooling in the hold; cable deploying off stern; tractors pulling the cable out of hold; ship's course.

View from the bridge with Matt Foley at the helm. Approaching St Croix. Cameras show (L to R): cable unspooling in the hold; cable deploying off stern; tractors pulling the cable out of hold; ship’s course.

The survey team on the bridge tracking the cable lay on the bottom. Greg Braun and Kim Childs.

The survey team on the bridge tracking the cable lay on the bottom. Greg Braun and Kim Childs.

 

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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 a grant by the National Telecommunications 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).

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