Thanks to the local cable company installing a higher-capacity fiber optic cable, our Wi-Fi services are now not only more stable but also 3-4 times faster.
For years we’ve offered Wi-Fi services at OBBR. But our Internet speed was slowed significantly by the limited “bandwidth” capacity available on the island. This caused slower download and upload speeds than most guests typically enjoy at home. We have always tried our best to expand the capacity to the highest available level on the island at the time. However, even at maximum capacity, on busy days, speeds were affected and guests often disappointed. We paid attention to the numerous complaints from guests expressed on comment cards. Unfortunately, there was little we could do because, after all, we’re on an Island that’s only 37 square miles (that’s pretty small) and there wasn’t yet an advanced fiber optic cable systems to provide the greater capacity/speed our guests deserved.
The local cable company recently finished bringing a new, modern, fiber optic cable through mountains, valleys, and jungles to our resort. We wasted no time and quickly entered into a new contract with the cable company to purchase the new high-speed fiber optic connection, which became operational three weeks ago. Having significantly increased capacity means faster speeds for downloads and uploads on your devices, as well as smoother FaceTime talks with your loved ones back home.
Our new and improved (and faster) Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the lobby and bar areas, and for a usual and customary fee in guest rooms. By charging the fee to owners and guests choosing to use the service in their rooms, we fairly allocate the cost for the service to those guests electing to enjoy the system in the convenience of their rooms . Some owners and guests do not want to stay connected to their electronic devices while on vacation and are not interested in paying for the service — especially if they’re not using it, whether it’s in their room or in one of our complimentary hot spots.
If you feel the need to stay connected while on vacation, be sure to bring your Wi-Fi enabled devices on your next visit and enjoy our vastly improved Internet connectivity for yourself.