Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI)

Hurricanes and other heavy storms in the U.S. Virgin Islands often disable communications systems until aerial wiring can be restored, leaving key institutions like hospitals and public safety agencies without essential broadband services when they are most needed. The Virgin Islands’ viNGN project proposes to deploy a highspeed fiber network to the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, creating a territory-wide middle mile network and connecting community anchor institutions with reliable high-speed Internet services. The project also intends to strengthen the Virgin Islands’ external broadband connections through acquisition of over 3,000 miles of undersea cable to Florida and New York.

All Virgin Islands telecommunications providers are encouraged to leverage the viNGN broadband middle mile network in delivering end user services, in order to improve the quality of services provided to businesses and residents of the Virgin Islands.