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Flying a Drone in USVI Skies in 2022 Will Require Drone Identification and Location Tracking Tech

Staff Consortium | December 29, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. These rules come at a time when drones represent the fastest-growing segment in the entire transportation sector – with currently over 1.7 million drone registrations and 203,000 FAA-certificated remote pilots. Simply put, in 2022, the U.S. government will require drones to broadcast their location, which will include an identification number that can be cross-referenced with the drone's registration number. The new rules also require that the drones reveal their speed and altitude. In 2023, unless some drones are retrofitted…

USVI 90 Percent 5G Ready, Liberty Latin America Says

Ernice Gilbert | December 04, 2020

One month after it officially acquired AT&T’s wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the…

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…

Head of Woz U, a Silicon Valley Firm, Makes Appearance…

Staff Consortium | November 20, 2020

The University of the Virgin Islands said Thursday that tech savvy industry leaders, facetime with Silicon…

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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...