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Blyden To Introduce Amendment Forcing Telecom Companies to Utilize viNGN's Infrastructure Instead of…

Staff Consortium | March 12, 2020

Senate lawmakers heard testimony about the glitches in the implementation of the "Call Before You Dig" laws in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. According to testimony from telecommunications companies in the territory, AT&T Mobility USVI may have violated the “Call Before You Dig” laws while it was in the process of deploying additional fiber optic cable on specific routes in support of its FirstNet Network, according to the Virgin Islands Telephone Corporation Chief Technology Officer Morris Reid.  "Call Before You Dig" laws establish that all stakeholders and operators who control an underground facility, public or private that is buried underground must be notified before digging underground to install fiber optic cables. Federal laws also mandate that AT&T utilize existing infrastructure to execute the FirstNet contract, Mr. Reid said.…

Applications Now Open for Spring 2020 Cohort of Accelerate…

Staff Consortium | February 07, 2020

The University of the Virgin Islands' Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced Thursday that…

Rules and Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Re-Establishing…

Robert Moore | January 26, 2020

The Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary last week approved legislation the would reinvigorate the…

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