Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) is partnering with the government of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board (“PRTRB”) on a mobile WiFi Tour providing free Internet to communities throughout Puerto Rico most severely impacted by Hurricane Maria, the company said.
Liberty Global operates two telecoms businesses in the Caribbean region, LCPR and Cable & Wireless Communications (“CWC”), whose business covers over 20 countries.
In addition to a WiFi connection, those present can also receive medical attention, help to fill out their federal aid applications and hot meals. To date, more than 800 people have been cared for by personnel from the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), while personnel for the Puerto Rico Senate and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have helped complete more than 1,800 federal aid applications. During the tour there have also been over 10,000 hot meals served by Chefs for Puerto Rico, an initiative created by renowned Spanish chef JosÃ© AndrÃ©s.
Liberty Global is the world´s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.libertyglobal.com.