Public broadband network ready to start laying fiber
Published: February 26, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Next Generation Network is starting the next phase in the construction of the territory's first open-access broadband network this week - installing the fiber-optic cable.
In November, construction of the government-owned network began with the trenching of roadways to install underground conduit - pipes - through which the fiber-optic cable will be pulled.
The work is split into four contracts, two for St. Croix and two for St. Thomas, and is being done simultaneously.
In addition to pulling fiber through the new conduit being installed, fiber will be pulled through existing underground conduit previously installed by the V.I. Water and Power Authority.
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