Hi everyone 😀
I've been doing some research for a while (without making any phone calls yet) and I keep seeing that VIYA offers fiber optic internet, but I can't seem to find it actually available anywhere. I only see 100 Mbps service, which wouldn't be enough for us.
Starlink may be an option in the next couple years, but just wondering if anyone's heard of people who actually have fiber, specifically on St. John?
Using the Ookla Speedtest app, Starlink beta users found speeds as high as 60 Mbps downstream and 17.7 Mbps upstream. Latency was as low as 31 milliseconds. Speeds ranged from 36 Mbps to 60 Mbps on the download and 5 Mbps to 17.7 Mbps on the upload.
But it should get better.
Okay, well, I would be interested in hearing some of the wisdom as to how to stay connected. We're looking at moving our business to the VI, and I guess we'd need backup, not only for the power outages, but also for the internet outages as well.
In my mind, I'm thinking we get two internet providers, one of which I am guessing will be VIYA for the time-being, but I am wondering what's the best for the other service? Wireless? Satellite (ugh)?
Maybe Starlink will be up to their advertised 1 Gig speed quick enough, even 300 Mbps would work, but if it takes a while, love to hear anyone's experience with the alternatives to VIYA. Just to clarify, it would be for service in the Cruz Bay area.
Thanks guys! Enjoyed your responses! 😀
Don't cry about the internet service in the VI's! We lived there for 7 years through the storms and all. Lost power from 9/18/17 till 12/24/17, through all that we had BBVI restored not long after the storms, with in 3 weeks. Anyway we have moved to Central Florida to seek access to specific health care and were absolutely dumbfounded when we got here and were faced with "CentryLink" 3 mbps down and 1 mbps up! And they are the only game in my area. I'd take BBVI in a heartbeat if I could get it.