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Liberty VI Starts Fiber Network Construction at Mt. Pleasant Estate, St. Croix

Liberty VI Fiber Network is being installed across the Virgin Islands. (Submitted photo)

Liberty VI will start working on a fiber installation project at Mount Pleasant Estate on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday, June 24. The project, planned to take approximately five weeks to complete, will provide fiber to Mount Pleasant Estate residents.

“As we acquire the necessary permits, we are moving forward with our ‘Fiber to the Home’ construction projects so more locations in the territory can have access to our fiber fast internet,” said Ravindra Maywahlall, general manager of Liberty VI. “We will continue informing VI consumers about the next areas where we will schedule ‘Fiber to the Home’ construction projects, as additional permits are approved.”

The work that will take place at Mount Pleasant Estate includes placing underground conduits and fiber optic cable to provide Liberty’s ‘Fiber to the Home’ broadband service to the residents of that area. Construction will take place on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Liberty VI starts fiber network construction on St Croix (Submitted photo)

Burying the fiber cables increases the network’s resiliency while protecting it from hazards such as natural disasters and vandalism attempts. The work also uses a micro-trenching technique, which produces a 1 ¾ -inch cut and uses existing ducts where possible, thus diminishing pavement breakage and dust emission significantly. In addition, crews will be using other underground technologies to minimize the impact to the roadways.

The job will be performed with minimal traffic impact. However, residents and drivers within the area should expect delays due to lane and partial road closures and must exercise caution when traveling on the narrow roadways. Residents within the Mount Pleasant Estate community are encouraged to park their vehicles on their properties and not on the street to avoid obstructions or possible damage.

Liberty VI will be providing updates on its website https://www.libertyvi.com/news on when and where the company will be working around the territory so people can plan their daily commutes ahead of time.

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