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ms411
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Yes, please PM me the info. Might not pursue it, but just in case. I doubt it would be easy getting the info from local authorities, because the local newspaper can barely get the info they request.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 3:50 pm
Gator's Mom
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VINGN provides a complete library of its reports to NTIA.
http://www.vingn.com/TransparencyReports.aspx

From this library:
Here is the original proposal to NTIA that described what was to be accomplished.
http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/grantees/virginislands_infrastructure_application_part1_redacted.pdf

Here is the most recent annual report to the feds describing how things are going now.
http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/grantees/nt10bix5570096_apr2014.pdf

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Posted : February 16, 2016 5:40 pm
ms411
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Thanks. I'll read them at some point, because I want to know more before the next hearing, if there is one.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 5:50 pm
dxphy
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http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/02/google-fiber-teams-with-huntsville-utility-to-expand-broadband/

Fiber is rolling out like hotcakes in the states. we need to get the ball rolling here..

Should all the ISPs and VINGN and innovative meet up at a town hall meeting or something to see how can things speed up?

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Topic starter Posted : February 22, 2016 9:59 pm
Jim Dandy
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Innovative as part of their rebuild deployed their own fiber so they have little or no need to utilize VINGN.

BBVI uses radios for their backbone links. Nothing magic about fiber as 0s and 1s travel as well travel through the air as well as glass.

VINGN was a boondoggle from day one, just another hole the USVI poured money into so somebody could get rich.

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Posted : February 23, 2016 4:25 pm
ms411
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Innovative as part of their rebuild deployed their own fiber so they have little or no need to utilize VINGN.

BBVI uses radios for their backbone links. Nothing magic about fiber as 0s and 1s travel as well travel through the air as well as glass.

VINGN was a boondoggle from day one, just another hole the USVI poured money into so somebody could get rich.

And since more people are now using mobile devices, people are demanding faster wireless networks, so there won't be as much demand for non-mobile internet. AT&T is coming out with 5G or G5 in the States. I mostly use my phone for Internet.

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Posted : February 23, 2016 4:47 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Innovative as part of their rebuild deployed their own fiber so they have little or no need to utilize VINGN.

Nope, this is a good thing, competition!

BBVI uses radios for their backbone links. Nothing magic about fiber as 0s and 1s travel as well travel through the air as well as glass.

Well, actually fiber can transfer at speeds up to 255tb

VINGN was a boondoggle from day one, just another hole the USVI poured money into so somebody could get rich.

VINGN was a great injection of infrastructure that wouldn't have happened unless the program had come around; unfortunately the majority of the population (residential) is not interested in paying $100 a month for internet (or more..) so until the pricing structure changes & the "last mile" is figured out (aka, the run of fiber from the "street" to your house... someone has to pay for it...).

It's a great program that may be a bit mismanaged at this point.. I've seen the price points that NGN offers to ISP's and it's VERY competitive & VERY fast.... now, getting that to consumers will be a bit of a challenge.

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Posted : February 23, 2016 7:09 pm
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