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ms411
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June 11, 2015 8:48 pm  

I have an opportunity to work remote from home. For those doing it successfully at this time, please recommend reliable internet providers.

Thank you.


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speee1dy
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June 11, 2015 9:00 pm  

broadband is reliable most of the time. it does go out once in a while but not that often. our dish has had to be changed about 3 times? the service is excellent. when they say they will be there, they are there.

we had pennswood when we first moved here and have only had broadband since then


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June 11, 2015 9:04 pm  

I have an opportunity to work remote from home. For those doing it successfully at this time, please recommend reliable internet providers.

Thank you.

Depends on the job but It seems pretty evident even from posts on this forum that "reliable" isn't a term to be used lightly where the internet here is concerned, whoever the provider. Weren't you thinking of moving to Florida? If this is a good opportunity, this might be the time to make the move as, from what I understand, internet reliability and high speeds are taken for granted there!


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June 11, 2015 9:47 pm  

Regardless of which provider you choose, I recommend having a backup source always available, and access to a third backup in case the other two aren't working. Have had to use all of these options myself.


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ms411
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June 11, 2015 10:15 pm  

I have tried with 2, and can't use either effectively right now. What really irks me is VINGN, Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, has been promising faster, reliable connections for years, and we still don't have them. More federal money down the drain.

Job not worth moving to FL.


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Alana33
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June 11, 2015 10:49 pm  

Internet access was so much faster in FL than I've experienced here.
Think VINGN is for government and internet providers but don't see the speeds here that I had while there. Maybe Broadband VI can answer your questions. I've had very little downtime with them tho more expensive. Good luck.


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ms411
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June 11, 2015 11:22 pm  

I'll just forget it and continue to access internet on my phone. I don't think VINGN is fulfilling their mission, and nobody is questioning them.

Now to find another job...


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June 12, 2015 12:35 am  

I'll just forget it and continue to access internet on my phone. I don't think VINGN is fulfilling their mission, and nobody is questioning them.

Now to find another job...

What do you think the mission was supposed to be? Did you take any of the hundreds of free classes? Do you use the free computer centers?


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June 12, 2015 12:53 am  

I also require a great deal of internet speed for the type of work I do and entertainment. It's unfortunate how little you get for the money on the islands. Looks like a little budgeting is in order.


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ms411
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June 12, 2015 8:20 am  

What do you think the mission was supposed to be? Did you take any of the hundreds of free classes? Do you use the free computer centers?

The mission was to bring broadband to the VI. Yes, I have been to the computer centers and have taken classes, but mainly just to support them. Do not get me started on the computer centers and classes.

Another huge waste of federal dollars.


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Beeski
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June 12, 2015 1:32 pm  

If you are doing mission-critical tasks for work and cannot afford a few hours of downtime, as a representative of Broadband VI, I would recommend having two Internet providers and a dual-wan router (auto fail-over). This applies to the States as well as the VI.


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islandtyme
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June 12, 2015 3:29 pm  

CentryLink in FL was worse than anything here on island!!! Dial up was faster.

BBVI (I am not a paid rep) is & has been the best on island. We all compain when it goes down, but as Beeski says, call them & it's usually fixed right away.


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sttanon
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June 12, 2015 6:56 pm  

VINGN can't sell directly to the public.......


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ms411
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June 12, 2015 9:47 pm  

VINGN can't sell directly to the public.......

Yes, that I know, but they gave the impression that they were bringing broadband to the territory to benefit the masses. ISPs are supposed to be using VINGN network, but who are those ISPs and are they reaching the masses? It seems as though businesses are using those ISPs because they can afford to pay more.

Again, the people see little or no benefit.


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