Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), viNGN in the community, viNGN Public Wi-Fi, viNGN releases

viNGN Establishes Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot on St. John


To access free Wi-Fi visit the Cruz Bay Area near the Boulon Center and Tennis Courts and search for “viNGN free public”

In partnership with Love City Strong, LoveIT.vi, First Phase Datacomm and Computer Express on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network has instituted a free wireless hot spot (“viNGN free public”) to assist the St. John, US Virgin Islands community in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

This Wi-Fi access is provided through the 100% fiber optic viNGN network, and may be accessed in the Cruz Bay Area near the Boulon Center and Tennis Courts at any time; the public is urged to observe all official directives including curfew and area traffic as the ongoing recovery efforts continue.

To get online, visit Cruz Bay near the Boulon Center and Tennis Courts, and sign on to the Wi-Fi network named “viNGN free public” – no password is required.

viNGN President and CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the peace of mind of St. John residents, as the island was especially hard hit by Hurricane Irma: “We consider this an honorable responsibility to the people of St. John, many of whom have no other way to get in touch with loved ones or attend to important affairs,” McGibbon said.

“Communication is essential especially in an emergency such as this one, and viNGN is committed to doing everything we can to ensure public safety and peace of mind through cooperative efforts such as this one.”

“Communication is essential especially in an emergency such as this one, and viNGN is committed to doing everything we can to ensure public safety and peace of mind through cooperative efforts such as this one. Thanks to the civic-minded businesses that supported this. I especially wish to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our Senior VP and Chief Information Officer Daryl Wade, Senior System Administrator Abed Hussein, Lead Field Technician Matthew Stephens, and Field Technician Pamela Woodward. They literally made a way out of no way, at times sacrificing their own comfort and bringing their combined formidable experience to bear in order to make this happen,” he concluded.

Another hot spot is operational on St. Thomas’ East End through partnership with ADM Wireless; visit the Red Hook area near the temporary Port Authority parking lot adjacent to the Eudora Kean Gymnasium, and sign on to the Wi-Fi network named “ADM-viNGN-free” – no password is required.

viNGN plans to establish similar access points, in cooperative effort with organizations so that free Wi-Fi can be made available in more spaces such as shelters and high-traffic areas for both islands. For more information,  visit our web page http://vingn.com/pcc/free-wi-fi-hot-spots/ or email Pamela Finley, Public Relations Officer for viNGN, pfinley@vingn.com.

Advertisements

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 www.vingn.com.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Free Public Wi-Fi Hot Spots

How Fast is YOUR Internet?

Learn Something New Today!

Child Internet Safety Videos


Meet viNGN President and Chief Executive Officer H. Mark McGibbon, Ph.D. & D.B.A.


Tweet Us!

Personal Development



Sign up for PCC Alerts

Archives

%d bloggers like this: