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Beaches2014
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I am generally aware of the ISP options for STJ and have read threads about speed tests, etc. However, as technology rapidly changes, please take a moment to comment.

It seems like 25Mbps DOWN is some of the best bandwidth available.
Does that seem right?
What about the hospitals and schools and businesses? Is there any sort of higher grade connectivity available? I'm not expecting Google Fiber to show up in the USVI any time soon, but I'm just asking if anyone can verify/update their home internet performance info, or if anybody has information about better options available.

Additionally, what about mobile? It seems like ATT has installed 4G towers on STT and STJ...how is it working?

Thanks!

Patrick

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Topic starter Posted : December 23, 2014 4:33 am
vicanuck
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Internet speeds have dramatically improved over the past year or so. I never complain anymore.

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Posted : December 23, 2014 11:12 am
East Ender
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AT&T has LTE. When I have trouble with my wireless, I switch over to it on my iPad.

25 mbps? Not sure many people are getting that kind of speed.

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Posted : December 23, 2014 7:51 pm
Alana33
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25 mbps! Dream on!

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Posted : December 23, 2014 8:12 pm
sloop jones
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last speed tests we did on ATT thru Miami gateway averaged 14 down and 4 up.

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Posted : December 26, 2014 8:38 am
klpmtm
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Do what providers offer the best speeds/service for the best price? And are the speeds good enough to get Netflix and roku?

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Posted : December 28, 2014 7:51 am
CruzanIron
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speee1dy
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i watch netflix often

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Posted : December 28, 2014 10:14 am
CruzanIron
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i watch netflix often

Which ISP do you use, and what bandwidth are you paying for?

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Posted : December 28, 2014 10:21 am
speee1dy
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i pay 49.95 whatever that gives me. i use broadband and no, i am not technologically smart lol

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Posted : December 28, 2014 9:30 pm
Lmarion
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So, is it accurate to say I can get Internet Streaming Services for Netflix, TV etc. and not pay for Dish or Cable? I'm tech challenged. Thanks

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Posted : January 13, 2015 6:51 pm
quirion
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We don't live there yet but have a house we rent but mostly visit a few months ever year. When we had BBVI 50/month service streaming was ... dicey. For 100 a month we get 5Mb down and had no issues streaming most of the time.

Soon come

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Posted : January 13, 2015 11:22 pm
Novanut
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I have BBVI 50/mo and have minor troubles with Netflix, and other sites thus far.

As I understand it, BBVI has coupled with VING, VI Next Generation service to provide 'amazing' speeds of up/downloads. Maybe, in my lifetime, those speeds will 'trickle down' to us non-government consumers.

"Whose hand is that in your pocket?"

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Posted : January 14, 2015 12:53 am
bathiel
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We use Broadband VI and pay for the upgraded service (the Plus level, at $100/mo). They state you'll get 5 down, but we routinely get 9-14 down and 2 up. We use Netflix and other streaming services regularly and generally have no problem with them.

I'd highly recommend Broadband. Their customer service, in our experience, is excellent.

Bernie

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Posted : January 14, 2015 10:12 am
CruzanIron
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So at $49.95 you get 2M down. Not enough for streaming. You have to pay another 50 a month to get streaming speed.

What can you get from Cable or Dish for that same $50.00?

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Posted : January 14, 2015 10:29 am
Jim Dandy
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For several years I had BBVI's lower speed package and was able to stream with no problems. You will be limited to SD quality streams. BBVI's latency was very consistent so very little or no buffering. Upgrading to a faster package made it possible for me to stream in HD. For Netflix you need a 3 - 4 Mbps download speed for HD quality streams.

The type of device that you stream to will also determine how well streaming works. Rokus have very little memory so if there is a glitch in the signal you will see buffering. A PC has a more powerful processor and lots of memory so it can buffer internally.

Finally streaming is always more reliable using a device connected to your router using an Ethernet cable. Regardless of the speed of your Internet connection Wifi should be your last choice within your home to connect to your router. Try to use Ethernet, MOCA or Ethernet over powerline instead of WiFi.

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Posted : January 14, 2015 2:42 pm
East Ender
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So at $49.95 you get 2M down. Not enough for streaming. You have to pay another 50 a month to get streaming speed.

What can you get from Cable or Dish for that same $50.00?

Here is what Innovative offers: http://www.innovativevi.net/internet/shop

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Posted : January 14, 2015 8:30 pm
CruzanIron
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Not interested in anything they have to offer. Waited 6 months for service and had to cancel and wait 4 months to get my deposit back.

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Posted : January 14, 2015 8:39 pm
East Ender
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You asked what you could get for $50 from cable. I was just answering your question.

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Posted : January 14, 2015 9:54 pm
Alana33
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I waited almost a year to get my deposit returned from them.

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Posted : January 14, 2015 11:38 pm
CruzanIron
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You asked what you could get for $50 from cable. I was just answering your question.

Cable as in TV. Meaning if you are paying 50 more in order to get internet TV, you can pay less and get cable or satellite TV

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Posted : January 15, 2015 12:08 am
East Ender
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I quit.

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Posted : January 15, 2015 10:36 am
OldTart
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I quit.

I'm also confused.:D

My deal with Innovative (cable) has saved me a LOT of money over DISH (satellite).

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Posted : January 15, 2015 12:58 pm
trainwreck82
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I wouldn't go back to Innovative for DSL/Cable TV if they offered to pay ME a monthly bill to use it.

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Posted : January 15, 2015 1:09 pm
rnblade
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I just moved here with BroadbandVI plus I get 20 down and 2 up most of the time I check daily. I work on the internet and it has not been an issue yet...

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Posted : January 27, 2015 5:51 pm
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