Love City Community Network Service is Back One Week After Being Disconnected

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The Love City Community Network service announced yesterday that their service has been restored. According to information shared on their Facebook page, an agreement has not yet been signed, but their internet service is back. LCCN expressed thanks to viNGN and asked its customers to stay tuned for further updates regarding the future agreement. 
Following LCCN’s announcement, Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN, Inc) shared the following statement on their Facebook page this morning,
Love City Community Network (LCCN), in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) and Bloomberg Philanthropies have reached a collective agreement toward restoration of fiber optic connectivity via LCCN for the island of St. John through May 7, 2018. viNGN has provided bandwidth at no cost to LCCN. This will allow residents and businesses to reestablish relationships with local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and give those ISPs an opportunity for focused outreach.

This free temporary service is an extension of the complimentary WiFi hotspot located at Loredon Boynes Senior Dock (St. John Ferry Dock), which was installed days after Hurricane Irma severed communications on St. John.

For citizens on St. John without internet service, a Public Computing Center (PCC) containing 5 computers powered by viNGN’s broadband internet bandwidth is also available for public use at the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library.

To purchase internet services from a local service provider PRIOR to the LCCN agreed internet disconnection date on May 7th, 2018, please visit:

Link to ISP partners and download on our site http://vingn.com/isp-partners/.”