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dxphy
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November 25, 2014 11:56 am  

Does anyone know when local ISP providers will come on board to pass speed and savings to local customers?


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vicanuck
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November 25, 2014 4:48 pm  

Probably never. viNGN has alienated most of the ISPs by stealing their big customers and competing against them, whcih they said they would never do. Remember, viNGN's Board of Directors is a group of VI cronies headed by DeJonge. Here's a link to the board of directors listing.

http://www.vingn.com/board-of-directors.aspx


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LiquidFluoride
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November 25, 2014 5:01 pm  

Probably never. viNGN has alienated most of the ISPs by stealing their big customers and competing against them, whcih they said they would never do. Remember, viNGN's Board of Directors is a group of VI cronies headed by DeJonge. Here's a link to the board of directors listing.

http://www.vingn.com/board-of-directors.aspx/blockquote >

Huh?

viNGN can only sell to ISP's

We have been offered VINGN service through BBVI, Orbitel, Choice and a couple other companies.

However, viNGN does not appear to be "finished" yet.. not fully online.


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xXxRUDExXx
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November 25, 2014 5:17 pm  

Probably never. viNGN has alienated most of the ISPs by stealing their big customers and competing against them, whcih they said they would never do. Remember, viNGN's Board of Directors is a group of VI cronies headed by DeJonge. Here's a link to the board of directors listing.

http://www.vingn.com/board-of-directors.aspx/blockquote >

From all that I've read/heard, most of the ISP's HAVE joined up with viNGN, with the notable exception of Innovative. There are even some ISP's that I'd never heard of before that are now offering service in conjunction with viNGN.

Granted, service is now only offered to the so-called "anchor institutions", but that is part of the process. viNGN has created an expanded market for existing and new ISP's & this is hoped to eventually lead to expanded services & reduced prices for the general public.


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vicanuck
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November 25, 2014 5:32 pm  

With Hugo Hodge as the viNGN Treasurer, do you really think expanded services and reduced prices are likely? NOT!

This is the VI friends.Nothing goes down here but your savings.


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LiquidFluoride
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November 25, 2014 7:14 pm  

With Hugo Hodge as the viNGN Treasurer, do you really think expanded services and reduced prices are likely? NOT!

This is the VI friends.Nothing goes down here but your savings.

I saw their price sheet.

it is V E R Y competitive.

I dont doubt there is some "shady business" going on since this is mostly a federal program I don't think there is a ton of wiggle room though; I see this as a great thing.


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vicanuck
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November 26, 2014 10:55 am  

I did at first too LF...but now I feel that its just another VI government sham designed to milk the people of the VI, just like WAPA. If the government has a hand in it...it must be bad.


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LiquidFluoride
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November 26, 2014 5:14 pm  

I just want the outcome to be this:

Google Fiber's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas, with the 1Gbps service priced at $70 per month.

The basic plan will provide download speeds of up to 5Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of 1Mbps, according to Google, which announced its pricing plans Monday and said consumers in some neighborhoods will be able to sign up next month. Customers will pay a one-time “construction” fee of $300, but there will be no monthly charges after that.

The middle-tier plan that provides Google Fiber’s promised 1Gbps service will be priced at $70 per month, with the construction fee waived for a one-year commitment. That plan includes 1TB of cloud storage across Google Drive, Gmail and Google+ photos, the company said.

The most tricked out plan will be priced at $130 per month. That includes the 1Gbps Internet service and 1TB cloud storage, as well as more than 150 TV channels and the ability to record up to 8 shows at once.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2851952/googles-gigabitinternet-service-in-austin-priced-at-70-per-month.html

Or maybe I should just move to Austin.


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Alana33
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November 26, 2014 5:38 pm  

Wow! We should be so lucky. Have a feeling we probably won't be.


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dxphy
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November 26, 2014 5:59 pm  

I feel the same way. I really hope this is the case. I feel that the most residents would pay for internet is no more than 100 bucks. Question is how Mbps they will provide?


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