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Hi again. I have ordered the settlers handbook, but while I'm waiting on it to get here I was wondering if someone could tell me the apoximate cost for internet down there? I have found electric, gas, cable, phone but I can't find internet anywhere . Am i missing it on the fourum. If so please point it out to me
Thanks
Tanya

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Posted : March 27, 2006 10:21 pm
Alexandra Marshall
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if you have wireless DSL from one of the few providers, expect to pay approximately $50 per month for the ongoing service. The equipment and installation charges vary by company and the timing of when you have it set up.

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Posted : March 27, 2006 10:24 pm
G-Dub-Ya
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i pay around $40/month for DSL through innovative.

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Posted : March 27, 2006 11:16 pm
dntw8up
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We pay $100/month for Wireless Residential Broadband from Ackley.

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Posted : March 27, 2006 11:41 pm
Becky R
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And we pay $60/mo. (I think) from VI Broadband. Seems to be very stable, with good access. I think the initial set up was in the neighborhood of $200. It's not rocket fast like cable from the states, but hey...nothing is!

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Posted : March 28, 2006 10:15 am
Loyal Reader
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Tanya,

If you go to this board's "infrastructure" portion of the moving center

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/infrastructure/#Internet%20Service:

there's a brief description of Internet Service Providers in the VI.

A quick list of local providers (some people also use off-island dial-up providers. There are no off-island broadband providers.)

Dial-up:

surfVI
Pennswoods.net
VIPowerNet (Innovative)
Choice (VIAccess)

Broadband:
Ackley Communications
BroadbandVI
Choice (VIAccess)
COMTek
VIPowerNet (Innovative)
Satellite Entertainment Services

The first 4 provide a wireless (not to be confused with Wi-Fi) connection to your home/business. They all employ different products and methods, and their network setups are remarkably different. Innovative is the only "DSL" provider- that is, the only one allowed to utilize the phone line (copper) infrastructure to provide DSL. Satellite uses, obviously, satellite, beaming the signal up to an orbiting satellite, down to an ISP, then back up the satellite and down to your dish.

If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to answer them either here or via the PM function.

Best,

LR

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Posted : March 28, 2006 11:46 am
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