The VI Consortium provided exciting stats and praise of viNGN’s fiber optic network which provided livestreams and free public Wi-Fi throughout the 65th St. Croix Christmas Festival week, captioning their Facebook post as follows:
“Importantly, viNGN’s service never failed, and the bandwidth provided to The Consortium facilitated seamless and buffer-free streaming. The service was appreciated by viewers around the world, with views coming from Japan to Canada and, of course, all across the U.S. mainland — and even from the Korean Peninsula — for a total of over a 1 million video views and over 1.9 million minutes of watch time from Dec. 26, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018, according to analytics provided by Facebook.”
As the United States Virgin Islands and our neighboring sister islands begin the long road to recovery following these major tropical weather events, our patience, strength and perseverance will be tested. Psychologically, we may be drained. Our physical infrastructure has taken a severe beating – homes, businesses, communications, institutions, the very roads that we travel.
Our routines and emotional touchstones have been pushed out of alignment – the lack of modern conveniences that help us go about our days and nights, uncertainty of the future, educational and professional challenges. Many are still shell-shocked from the trauma of the storms themselves, in addition to being the caretakers to young ones, aging parents, family, friends or persons with special needs. Most tragic of all, there are those who are also struggling with the loss of a loved one during the course of these recent catastrophes. Words cannot express the depth of our condolences to these families and friends. Continue reading