Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority
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 3,720 miles
of undersea cable to Florida and Puerto Rico.