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?
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?"
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.
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.
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