85 F
Cruz Bay
Friday, August 19, 2022
HomeNewsLocal governmentviNGN Making Inroads on St. John Internet Connectivity

viNGN Making Inroads on St. John Internet Connectivity

Virgin Islands Next Generation Network

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) has announced that for the week of Nov. 13 significant progress was made in Cruz Bay, St. John, with several businesses and government offices being brought back online.

St. John, which had been severed from all utilities in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, has had a long road to recovery. With no options to support commerce or communications, viNGN has moved quickly with its partners: First Phase Datacomm, Love City Strong, LoveIT.vi and Computer Express to facilitate free temporary connections to support a number of Cruz Bay businesses, and to also set up five free public, extremely robust and fast Wi-Fi hotspots on the island.

Several locations now enjoy restored Internet connectivity through viNGN partner Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

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

“viNGN is working as quickly as possible to re-connect our communities to the Internet and, thereby, re-connecting our islands to the world. We are making tremendous progress and we will continue to push restoration activities until all residents and businesses are connected to the viNGN high-speed Internet backbone via their Internet service providers,” said viNGN President and CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon.

The public is invited to follow viNGN’s recovery efforts including all past updates on its Network Restoration Status page at www.vingn.com/network-restoration-status.          

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more