VIEDA to host free webinar on the State of Internet Connectivity

(Official release)

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – August 31, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) invites the community to join the informational webinar titled, “The State of Internet Connectivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands”. This webinar will be held virtually at 10AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications, and can be viewed through Facebook livestream at

Interested individuals can register for the webinar by clicking here.

Or, visit

After registering, individuals will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar will feature the following speakers addressing concerns with internet connectivity since the onset of COVID-19 in the Territory, short term plans to address these problems, and other solutions to meet the community need for hotspots:

  • Daryl Wade, Chief Information Officer, Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN)
  • Kevin Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer, Broadband VI
  • Morris Reid, Chief Technology Officer, VIYA

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, Managing Director, VIEDA Marketing and Vision 2040, at .

About the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority:

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) is a semi-autonomous governmental instrumentality. It promotes economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The VIEDA assumes, integrates and unifies the functions of these four entities: Economic Development Commission, Virgin Islands Economic Development Park Corporation, Economic Development Bank and the Enterprise Zone Commission. The VIEDA accomplishes its mission by attracting investors to the Territory to establish or relocate their business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It also provides financial assistance for new and existing small to medium-sized businesses in the Territory and assists V.I. residents and business owners with rehabilitating their properties located in distressed areas that were once vibrant economic centers of activity in the Territory. Learn more about the USVIEDA at or send an email to .

Media Contact:

Semele A.C. George
Marketing and PR Specialist
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Tel. No.: 340-714-1700

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