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Broadband 101 – Need a bigger boat?

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”

It’s a now-classic line:  Chief Martin Brody’s attempt to convey the need for more resources in the hit movie “Jaws”, was actually ad-libbed by actor Roy Scheider and is listed at #35 on the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Best Movie Quotes.  That was 1975.

i want my viNGN button graphicToday, the “bigger boat” is ACCESS…  to more communications capability.  More services, products and activities are becoming  available on the World Wide Web like banking, home offices, wide area networks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones, medical data, distance learning… as well as the sharing of content (web sites, blogs, social media) and much more,  creating the necessity for higher internet speeds across more stable high-capacity networks than ever before.

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, in an effort to assist the public in broadband adoption, has posted a primer called “Broadband 101” to foster a better understanding of the definitions and terminology of broadband technology. Visitors to this blog are invited to view the information and share it as often as possible!


About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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