Delegate Stacey Plaskett is hosting a visit from a member of the Federal Communications Commission, who is meeting with local telecommunications companies in the territory this week.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will spend the week in the territory meeting with local stakeholders in the telecommunications sector, hearing about their challenges, exploring existing opportunities for technological innovation and discussing increasing access to technology for Virgin Islanders, according to Plaskett’s office.
“There are a number of ongoing initiatives in the territory that have the potential to make the Virgin Islands a key staging area for new advancements in telecommunications in the Caribbean basin. This is an opportunity for our local stakeholders in the communications and technology sectors to better understand and appropriately navigate federal regulations, and to fully capitalize and implement telecom opportunities into our economic portfolio,” Plaskett said in a statement.
During the weeklong visit, Plaskett and Clyburn will meet executives from WTJX, Innovative, Broadband VI, and the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network. Plaskett and Clyburn will also visit schools on St. Thomas and St. Croix to understand firsthand the innovations and challenges of the territory.