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viNGN making inroads on St. John Internet Connectivity


The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is pleased to note that for the week of November 13, 2017, significant progress was made in Cruz Bay, St. John, with several businesses and government offices back online!

viNGN vanThe island of St. John had been literally severed from all utilities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. viNGN moved quickly with partners Love City Strong, LoveIT.vi, First Phase Datacomm and Computer Express to facilitate free temporary connections to support a number of Cruz Bay businesses, and also set up 5 free public Wi-Fi hot spots (now named “DIRT Free”).

Several locations now enjoy Internet connectivity through viNGN partner Internet Service Providers:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Cruz Bay Fire Station (Zulu Company)
Fire Administration Building (Cruz Bay)
Human Services Department
Internal Revenue Bureau
Mongoose Junction
St. John Marketplace
The Marketplace

 

 

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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.

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