News & Announcements

  • viNGN making inroads on St. John Internet Connectivity
    by vingn on November 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is pleased to note that for the week of November 13, 2017, significant progress was made in Cruz Bay, St. John, with several businesses and government offices back online! The island of St. John had been literally severed from all utilities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Have fun coding Minecraft in this year’s Hour of Code – even if you don’t have Internet!
    by vingn on November 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    The Hour of Code 2017 is centered around the popular Minecraft video game, where users and their software agents get to build, explore, and achieve goals together in Minecraft: Hero’s Journey. Hour of Code is an international event that is held each Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10, 2017), a celebration of the life and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Fiber Cut Impacts Internet Connectivity for U.S. Virgin Islands
    by vingn on November 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Accidental fiber cut affects connectivity for thousands St. Croix, USVI — The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is currently experiencing an outage due to a fiber cut caused by a non-viNGN utility company today (November 14, 2017) at 11:03am AST. The following areas are affected: • St. Thomas • St. John If all goes … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • VI Source: Local tech pros come together after historic storms to connect St. John to the world
    by vingn on November 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    VI Source: viNGN’s Daryl Wade teamed up with former Navy communications researcher Rob Tutton, Love IT’s Matt Gyuraki, and IT expert Zac Clancy to set the pace for disaster-related telecommunications for years to come! Thousands of calls and texts have made it to and from St. John USVI thanks to their cooperative efforts in Love City following … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • A Hackathon with a twist: “Disaster Hack” the theme of 2017 UVI HackFest
    by vingn on November 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    The University of the Virgin Islands, NEARix, EPSCoR, UVI RT Park and UVIdea will host its 2017 edition of UVI HackFest on both campuses November 17-18, 2017 with a twist. The theme will be “Disaster Hack”, inviting students to create apps we wish we had before, during and after the hurricanes. The focus is on … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Turnbull and Williams Library PCCs Open to Public
    by vingn on October 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Most of the territory’s Public Computer Centers are still in recovery mode, but we are pleased to announce the following Public Computer Centers have come online this week: Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Located above Tutu Park, St. Thomas, VI Florence Williams Public Library #1122 King Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI We applaud the Department … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • VI Consortium: These are the free viNGN hot spot locations territory-wide
    by vingn on October 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Citing post-storm telecommunications challenges, the Virgin Islands Consortium shared a listing of free public Wi-Fi hot spots facilitated by viNGN in an article dated October 30, 2017. Visit our web site for updates!Filed under: viNGN in the community, viNGN in the News, viNGN Public Wi-Fi Tagged: Hurricane Irma, hurricane maria […]

  • viNGN Free Wi-Fi service earns kudos!
    by vingn on October 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This makes our day! We just received a wonderful message via our web site from Mr. John Cianci to thank us for the free public Wi-Fi hot spots! In the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, viNGN moved swiftly to assess the needs of our essential first responders and government services, our Partner ISPs … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • viNGN Board Meets Thursday, October 26, 2017
    by vingn on October 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) will convene a meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. via telephonic. For more information, please contact H. Mark McGibbon, Ph.D. D.B.A, CEO and President of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) office at (340) 715-8581.Filed under: viNGN releases Tagged: … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Virgin Islands Next Generation Network Embarks on Strong Communications Recovery Efforts
    by vingn on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Territory’s 100% fiber optic network connects U.S. Virgin Islands to the world ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) has embarked on strong recovery efforts to support local Internet Service Providers, re-establish communications for government agencies (through the Bureau of Information Technology), local Internet Service Providers, and provide free Wi-Fi … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Visit viNGN’s USVI Recovery Page
    by vingn on September 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Visit viNGN’s USVI Recovery Page for viNGN President & CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon’s message to the territory and links to official Government House and Tourism recovery sites, plus free Wi-Fi Hot Spots!  Filed under: viNGN in the community, viNGN Public Wi-Fi, viNGN releases Tagged: Dr. H. Mark McGibbon, USVI Hurricane Irma, USVI Hurricane Maria, USVI Recovery […]

  • viNGN President and CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon’s heartfelt wishes for solid USVI recovery
    by vingn on September 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Territory’s resiliency and response unparalleled on heels of unprecedented weather events As the United States Virgin Islands and our neighboring sister islands begin the long road to recovery following these major tropical weather events, our patience, strength and perseverance will be tested. Psychologically, we may be drained. Our physical infrastructure has taken a severe beating … Continue reading &rarr […]