Partnerships with WTJXTV and VIConsortium.com and free public WiFi connecting VI culture to the world.
ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) is gearing up to once again share USVI culture with the world in support of the St. John Festival Village and parade with livestream support through partnerships with the VI Consortium and WTJX-TV, as well as free public Wi-Fi inside the Festival Village, dubbed “Sessionsville”, in honor of premier party band Cool Sessions Brass.
“This year’s theme, ‘Resilient Strong and Filled with Love and Esteem for St John Festival 2018’ truly encompasses the strength and will of the people of the territory following the two catastrophic backtoback Category 5 storms Irma and Maria, which struck in September of 2018,” said viNGN CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon. “Our network is nearly 100% restored, but recovery continues for many throughout the Virgin Islands.”
“viNGN continues to provide 15 free Wi-Fi hotspots to the community in strategic locations as we work with our ISP partners to get residential and business Internet restored. Inside the St. John Village, there will be free WiFi to help everyone connect and share the celebration,” he continued. “We also hope that those who have been displaced can find some joy in being able to log on to the Village entertainment and parade.”
To access free viNGN WiFi, find the network ID #viNGN_FreeWiFi; there is no password required. Visit VIConsortium.com for live streaming all day July 4 with J’ouvert coverage, the Parade, and the final night in the Village. Parade coverage will also be available on local Public TV affiliate WTJX-Channel 12.
viNGN now hosts a total of 16 free WiFi hotspots throughout the United States Virgin Islands: on St. John at the Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock (Cruz Bay Ferry Dock); on St. Croix at Seaborne Airlines and Williams Public Library (Christiansted), Ann E. Abramson Pier, Midre Cummings Park and Frederiksted Health Clinic (Frederiksted), Grove Place Fire Station, and Sunny Isle (in front of the Medical Center); and on St. Thomas at Blyden Marine Terminal, Emancipation Garden, St. John Village (Sessionsville), Roosevelt Park, and Seaborne Airlines (Charlotte Amalie), Havensight (near Virgin’s Haven), Port of $ale Mall (near Tap & Still), and Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (Red Hook Ferry Dock). To view or download the listing, visit http://www.vingn.com/freewifihotspots.
All are invited to follow and tag viNGN as they enjoy St. John Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the handle @viNextGen.