VI Source: viNGN Eyes Extending Broadband Range to Underserved Areas

VI Next Generation Field Technicians at a Fiber Access Point (FAP) in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. presided over his first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) on Tuesday, May 14 at the offices of the Public Finance Authority on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The meeting was heard live via telephonic conference line and viNGN CEO and President Dr. Mark McGibbon took the opportunity to present an overview of the middle-mile network that sells high-speed internet at wholesale prices to local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who then sell to the retail market: businesses, organizations, government and residents.

After welcoming new viNGN Board of Directors’ Chairman, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. , Dr. McGibbon thanked viNGN employees, the viNGN Board of Directors and multiple restoration contractors, suppliers, and ISP partners, who all share a part in ensuring broadband internet bandwidth reaches homes, businesses and government organizations.

Virgin Islands Source Reporter James Gardner reached out to gain more insight into the long range plans of viNGN, which includes expansion to under served areas of the territory in an effort to bring about greater digital equity and inclusion.

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