News & Announcements

  • VI Consortium: “viNGN’s service never failed”
    by vingn on January 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    The VI Consortium provided exciting stats and praise of viNGN’s fiber optic network which provided livestreams and free public Wi-Fi throughout the 65th St. Croix Christmas Festival week, captioning their Facebook post as follows: “Importantly, viNGN’s service never failed, and the bandwidth provided to The Consortium facilitated seamless and buffer-free streaming. The service was appreciated by … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • viNGN Helps Bring 65th Crucian Christmas Festival to the World
    by vingn on January 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    viNGN Partnerships with Virgin Islands Consortium, WTJX Public Broadcasting System plus free Wi-Fi allow for global access The Virgin Islands Next Generation (viNGN) was pleased to play a part in bringing St. Croix Christmas Festival activities to the world through partnerships with the Virgin Islands Consortium, and WTJX, the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System. “What … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • viNGN Board Meets Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    by vingn on January 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Mark McGibbon, Ph.D., CEO and president of viNGN, will convene a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. via telephonic. For more information, please contact Pamela Finley via email, under: viNGN releases Tagged: viNGN board meeting […]

  • Video: Dr. Mark McGibbon interviewed by VI Consortium’s Sacha Alexander
    by vingn on January 2, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Watch as our CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon shares the viNGN mission, advantages and goals with Sacha Alexander during VI Consortium’s livestream from the 2017-2018 Crucian Christmas Festival Village, powered by viNGN!  Filed under: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), viNGN in the community Tagged: Sacha Alexander, St. Croix Festival, VI Consortium […]

  • viNGN’s Daryl Wade cited in Univision article on post-hurricane communications recovery on St. John
    by vingn on January 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    (via News) Daryl Wade, Chief Information Officer for the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) was instrumental in reconnecting St. John to the world within a week after devastating Hurricane Irma with high-speed Internet and free public Wi-Fi.  St. John had also been disconnected from the U.S. Virgin Islands power grid, and with stiff … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • FCC Seeks Comments on 2017 Hurricane Season Impact and Emergency Response for Communications
    by vingn on December 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    (via Computing Community Consortium) – The Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun accepting public comment on the impact of natural disasters on the availability of communications and FCC response, through January 22, 2018. Filing # 17-344 Among the questions, the FCC would like input on preventive measures, recovery, and what actions the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Photos: Hour of Code, Recovery Style!
    by vingn on December 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    viNGN’s Hour of Code event at the Turnbull Regional Library used the offline version of the exercises to demonstrate that is is possible to increase digital literacy skills even without an Internet connection! All materials including Microsoft and other training from GCFLearnFree,  The Library Network’s New User Tutorial, and viNGN’s e-book “Internet Starter Kit” are … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • VI Source: Restoration Progress of viNGN All-Fiber Broadband Continues to Move Quickly
    by vingn on December 4, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    ST. THOMAS December 2, 2017 – The U.S.V.I. is now seeing tremendous benefits of design and construction of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) through quick restorations and more high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the Islands. The viNGN has announced that progress around the recovery and restoration efforts throughout the territory continues to move quickly. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • viNGN Hosts an Hour of Code with “Minecraft: Hero’s Journey”
    by vingn on December 1, 2017 at 11:56 am provides offline version of popular introduction to programming viNGN will host its 5th annual “Hour of Code” as part of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10, 2017) at the Charles Turnbull Library PCC on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 10am-3pm. Hour of Code is an international event held each year in honor of the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • 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 […]