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Broadband V.I. Awarded $84.5 Million Contract by Federal Government to Provide up to 1 Gig of Affordable…

Ernice Gilbert | June 09, 2021

Broadband VI has won an $84.5 million federal bid to buildout phase 2 of the Connect USVI program, whose aim is to provide affordable voice and broadband services for 10-year periods with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second downstream. The bid, awarded through the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, is part of the commission's $691.2 million every-decade program that aims to aid the USVI and Puerto Rico in meeting its broadband needs. For Puerto Rico, $504.7 million has been allocated in phase 2 through the Uniendo Fund, while the USVI has been allocated $186.5 million over the next ten years through the Connect USVI fund — with broadband winning the first $84.4 million bid of phase 2. "Each winning applicant that is authorized to receive Stage 2 Fixed support will be required to offer voice and broadband services meeting the relevant…

St. Croix Team Among Finalists in National Rocketry…

Staff Consortium | May 28, 2021

Two teams from St. Croix STEM Academy are one of 100 national finalists in The American Rocketry Challenge,…

New Federal Program Offering $50 Internet Service…

Staff Consortium | May 18, 2021

AARP VI is encouraging Virgin Islanders who are struggling to afford their existing high-speed internet…

Update: Liberty Mobile USVI Service on St. Croix Restored

Ernice Gilbert | May 10, 2021

Updated at 5:11 a.m. Tues. May 11: Service for Liberty Mobile USVI, formerly AT&T, has been restored…

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Massive Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico to Close

Staff Consortium | November 22, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists world...

Viya Announces Launch of WiFi+ and TV+

Staff Consortium | August 06, 2020

Viya on Wednesday announced the launch of its WiFi+ and TV+ offerings. "Virgin Islanders are demanding more and better connectivity options," Viya said. adding that it has been investing in increasin...

RTPark Announces Second Cohort of Accelerate VI

Staff Consortium | May 14, 2020

The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) said Thursday it has selected eight startups to participate in Cohort 2 of its business accelerator and demo day. The program, originally slated to take place...

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