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Thursday, June 20, 2024
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New President/CEO Conducts First viNGN Board Meeting

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) held its first board meeting under the new leadership of recently announced President and CEO H. Mark McGibbon, Ph.D., on Thursday.
McGibbon, who became the new leader effective Aug. 1, laid out his goals and overall vision for viNGN, while promoting the all-fiber, high speed broadband network and the ability of Virgin Islands residents and business to access the network, according to a press release issued Friday by viNGN.
During the board meeting, McGibbon laid out for the public at large some of the current key areas of focus for viNGN and the territory. Those areas included:
1) The U.S.V.I. now has up to 1 GB speeds available immediately through the viNGN Network.
2) viNGN is currently ready to fulfill requests for access to the broadband network with their partnering local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and together the viNGN high speed network will build a brighter and economically better future throughout the territory.
3) It takes a partnership between your local ISP and viNGN to bring these high speeds to your residences, businesses and organizations.
In promoting the viNGN network, the new president explained that access to the all-fiber, high speed broadband network will have the ability to significantly improve the economy and the overall quality of life throughout the U.S.V.I. McGibbon highlighted the fact that viNGN can help to improve operations in various sectors throughout the Virgin Islands including: private businesses, education, hospitals, energy, telecommunications, airlines, courts, policing, fire departments, emergency responders, libraries and government operations.
He also spoke about the continuing mission of the Public Computing Centers (PCCs), which provide free access to the high speed network, while also offering free training courses that range from online computer literacy classes to more advanced courses such as cyber security. He also thanked the many volunteers who have donated their time and helped to staff the PCCs to date.
To find out more on how to get high speed Internet fiber optic access into homes, businesses or organizations, contact either viNGN at 715-8581 or a current Internet service provider.

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