Viya is excited to bring the lightning speed of 1-gigabyte internet to customers, a first for the territory. This is yet another product to fulfill Viya’s mission to provide the best connectivity solutions and entertainment experience to enhance the lives of all residents and to support business growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Since 2017, we have invested over $100 million on advancements to our networks, proudly leading the way to better connect the USVI. Since the pandemic, our customers’ digital behavior has shifted permanently. Some customers now require additional bandwidth for their activities, whether for work, school or entertainment. By launching the 1Gig plan, we are making it possible to fulfill this new demand for download and upload speeds,” said Geraldine Pitt, CEO of Viya.
1Gig is significantly faster than the average internet speed USVI homes or businesses use today. This will allow for heavy data consumption activities, such as applications in the cloud, content creation, gaming, streaming, etc., to work at fast speeds while everyone else is connected.
Morris Reid, Viya’s chief technology officer, explained what customers can expect: “As an example, your average movie is about 2GB in size, and using a 50 Mbps internet connection, it will take about 30 minutes to download. In comparison, you could download that movie in less than three minutes over a 1Gig connection.
“Another great benefit is the ability to have multiple users using numerous applications at the same time with the same quality, and not just at home; it’s excellent for businesses as well.”
Today, many businesses have their systems hosted in the cloud; with several employees from one or more locations accessing the same applications, a faster connection is often required to keep their business going. 1Gig internet from Viya ensures that business applications are available 24/7 to users with the best performance. This faster connection is a benefit in the same way for residential use, where several household members connect in different ways simultaneously for gaming, to stream movies, download music or connect to a video conference.
The 1Gig broadband internet plans are available to customers and businesses over a wide geographical area across St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas. For those customers interested in the 1Gig in Charlotte Amalie and other areas where 1Gig service has not been fully deployed yet, Viya has connectivity available via full fiber plans. Customers can visit Viya’s website to check the availability of the 1 Gig plan in their area, send a request online or visit their stores.
Find more information about Viya’s internet service visit Viya.vi/1Gig.