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Internet Speeds

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Hello all! 1st post.

My husband and I are moving down to St. Thomas at the beginning of January. My husband is a little concerned about internet speed. (his work is 100% based on having internet access and decent speed at home).

We live in the Dominican Republic now and have a decent speed of 4 mbps down / 2 mbps up (according to

I saw that Broadband VI has a speedy internet option, but after contacting them I learned that they must drill into the building for set-up, and that some landlords will not be okay with this. We're concerned now about wifi speed.

I see that a lot of rentals come wifi enabled. I'm assuming they have the slowest possible connection. Just trying to get an idea of what the average speed might be? Thanks!

Posted : November 11, 2013 2:20 am
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Welcome to the board. I am sure the techies will answer. Don't assume anything as well as you should be so lucky to find a place with wifi already!!

Posted : November 11, 2013 2:26 am
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My rental has BBVI wifi which is included in the rental amount and sure others will but good to check, especially if renting a condo as the type and choice of service may vary from location to location of the different condo associations.

Posted : November 11, 2013 12:17 pm
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The basic BBVI service is 2.0 down, 1.0 up. I reliably see these numbers or a bit better. They do have higher service levels available. The antenna units/mounts are the same for any of their speeds. it's just a question of setup..

Posted : November 11, 2013 4:02 pm
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I have Innovative's EVO service. I pay extra, but have a reliable 5 down and 2 up. (My wife's work is also based on having a 100% reliable connection). We would rather have BBVI, because of their much friendlier customer service, but they require line-of-sight between the house and their transmitter - something that my house does not have.

Posted : November 22, 2013 8:43 pm
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There are so many options and more coming thanks to VING. I chose reliability over speed, so don't care about speeds.

Can some AT&T users give their numbers?

Posted : November 22, 2013 9:55 pm
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Just did a speed test on BBVI. This is the $99 offering.

The radio they install is small and I can't imagine a landlord not letting you put one up. Good chance the last tenant left his behind and it's already on the house.

Todays results here. Over 50 down and 20 up!!

Posted : November 23, 2013 2:14 pm
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Must be nice to have it that fast: 7 down and 1.12 up for me.

Posted : November 23, 2013 2:39 pm
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We had BBVI $99 on STX. Typically 6 - 9 down and 3 - 5 up. Some people get luckier than others due to location. 😉

Posted : November 23, 2013 4:02 pm
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