Innovative’s St. John Network Affected By Fiber Issue On St. Thomas

St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, USVI – September 2, 2016– Innovative, the leading telecommunications provider, has made tremendous strides to ensure that the new network remains operational on a consistent basis. Yesterday, however, Innovative experienced an outage on St. Thomas that affected St. John customers.


Hector San Roman, Chief Technology Officer stated, “Yesterday, Innovative received an alarm notifying us that we lost communication between St. Thomas and St. John. Innovative immediately dispatched our engineers to troubleshoot and they ascertained that the fiber cable that transports Innovative services from St. Thomas to St. John lost connectivity. Innovative and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority worked tirelessly to restore connectivity at 2:45 a.m.”


“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that the customers may have experienced. We are designing a redundant route to avoid a similar outage in the future. If customers are still experiencing technical problems, they should contact 912”, concluded San Roman.


For cable TV or phone repairs, Innovative customers calling from landlines should dial 912. The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Customers utilizing wireless phones can reach the Service Center at (340) 778-1742 or by clicking here.  Please have available the telephone number, statement number, address, description of problem and brief directions.


For assistance with high-speed data/Internet service, customers should call (340) 779-9999 and press 4 or call (340) 714-3700 directly for technical support assistance.  Customer service is also available for wireless customers directly at (340) 777-8899.


Innovative customers may also report a service problem online by visiting our website http://www.innovative.vi. Customers should fill out the form and select “Service Repairs” as the category.