Innovative Communication commits US$100 Million to USVI

Innovative Communication Corporation’s wholly owned telephone company will spend $100 million over the next five years on capital projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, it was announced today by Jeffrey J. Prosser, chairman, president and CEO.“We want our Innovative Telephone Company to have the state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure to better serve our business and residential customers,” Prosser said.

“This means protecting the system against the ravages of Mother Nature, having dual route network connectivity that provides maximum redundancy both on-island and off-island, expanding and enhancing support systems for improved customer service, and expanding and upgrading outside plant facilities - shorter loops, more fiber, more underground construction - to increase performance, reliability and the ubiquitous deployment of broadband services.

“Our investment will make the U.S. Virgin Islands even more attractive for businesses dependant on telecommunications to relocate to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas,” he added.

Headquartered in St. Croix and privately owned, Innovative has operations throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique and France.