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VI Source: USVI BIT Director cites viNGN, ISP partnerships at OmniSystems IT Expo

At the 3rd Annual OmniSystems Information Technology Expo, USVI Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) Executive Director Angelo Riddick emphasized the need for faster and more stable network connectivity in order for the territory’s government agencies to better secure data, collaborate, and facilitate disaster recovery: “We are working with the internet service providers, with the V.I. Next Generation … Continue reading

viNGN Participates in 3rd Annual OmniSystems Technology Expo

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) was among the sponsors and participants the 3rd annual Information Technology Expo hosted by OmniSystems, Inc. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7-8, 2017 at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort. This year’s events focused on Cloud Computing as the foundation for SaaS (Software as a Service), document management, … Continue reading

Press Release: Governor Mapp attends tour of Virgin Islands Next Generation

Governor Ken Mapp, together with other senior leadership members of the Virgin Islands Next Generation (viNGN) Team, toured the viNGN Network Operations Center (NOC) and a Fiber Access Point (FAP) facility earlier today. The scheduled tour was developed in order to provide an onsite perspective of overall viNGN operations and gain an appreciation of the … Continue reading

Alton Drew: African American communities shouldn’t wait on the State to close the digital divide

( – Political intelligence analyst and managing director of The Alton Drew Group Alton Drew, examines the use of the term “digital divide” to provide a new direction of thought when it comes to self help and capitalizing on digital opportunities to benefit African American communities.  Drew suggests that attention be paid to the development of both networks and content … Continue reading

New NYC buses to feature free Wi-Fi, USB ports (CNBC)

( – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, stating that “Today’s world demands connectivity,” has announced a new feature in public transportation: more than 2,000 new buses will come on board equipped with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi! (read more)

viNGN Launches second component to “A Better YOU!” Campaign

ST. THOMAS, USVI., February 1, 2016 – In honor of Black History Month, viNGN has turned its focus towards self-actualization by allowing all Virgin Islanders to understand the individual, economical, and territory wide opportunities available through the nation’s only fully interconnected, 100% Fiber Optic Network found in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We want everyone to understand … Continue reading


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