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Flow partners with BVIEC to reconnect VG

PRESS RELEASE: More communities on Virgin Gorda are being reconnected with electricity with the assistance of Flow BVI.

The telecommunications company offered to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) by bringing in a team of linesmen to help plant poles, as well as run electricity and fiber optic cables in North Sound.

Commenting on the partnership, Country Manager, Colin MacDonald explained that the collaboration is in line with Flow BVI’s mission of Connecting Communities; Transforming Lives.

He said, “As part of our restoration efforts in the BVI community and to help reconnect our customers we are pleased to have been able to sponsor a team of linesmen from our neighbours in Jamaica and St. Vincent. The men were extremely willing to come and assist with helping the BVIEC to rebuild the Territory’s electrical infrastructure, especially on Virgin Gorda which is one of the BVI’s key tourism hubs.”

MacDonald added, “We understand how it important it is for the Territory to have a strong, resilient and stable telecommunications infrastructure in line with the overall vision of a new BVI economy, tourism product and business services, and Flow looks forward to bringing on leading edge technologies to achieve this.”

Flow – the only full-service telecommunications provider in the BVI – suffered significant damage to its mobile and data equipment during the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

Flow is committed to helping to rebuild a stronger BVI, and is working to restore full telecommunications services to the entire Territory, including fixed line and broadband services.

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