Governor Palacios Establishes Broadband Policy and Development Program

Governor Arnold I. Palacios recently signed Directive 2023-003, “Establishing the position of Special Assistant for Broadband Policy and Development within the Office of the Governor to head the operation and administration of a Broadband Policy and Development Program.” This program would be fully supported by Federal funds.

Governor Palacios has appointed Glen Hunter to be the Special Assistant for Broadband Policy and Development.

“The Broadband Policy and Development Program is very critical for our Commonwealth. With more resources becoming available from the Federal Government for upgrading broadband and communications, we have to put together a plan in order to make this a reality,” Governor Palacios said.

“With Glen’s background in small business, Information Technology, business management, and his previous experience dealing with broadband for underserved and unserved Communities in Micronesia, we are confident that he will be able to lead the Commonwealth’s broadband strategy to expand internet access to all of our communities,” he added.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community in this capacity, as the recently appointed Special Assistant for Broadband Policy and Development in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is an honor to have been given such a significant responsibility to contribute to the region’s development,” said Special Assistant Glen Hunter.

“I am excited to work alongside this administration and this team on such a critical issue as improving broadband infrastructure. I understand the importance of this issue and its impact on the economic growth of the Northern Mariana Islands, ” he added.

“I look forward to collaborating with you all and the community to create a brighter future for our Commonwealth.”

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