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VIA means:

1. by way of; passing through.

 "They drove from New York to LA via Omaha."
 "You can enter the building via the western gate."

2. by (means of); using (a medium) e.g. by means of a particular person, system, etc.

"I'll send you the information via e-mail."
"I'll let her know via one of our friends."

There are two distinct possibilities for the pronunciation of "via":

1. BrE: vahy-uh [ˈvaɪə].

"If I said 'vee-yah' all my friends would flog me for sounding like an American."
"I see that "VAHY-uh" is the ONLY pronunciation in the UK and apparently the predominant pronunciation in the US."

2. AmE: vahy-uh [ˌvɑɪ·ə,] or vee-uh [‘vi·ə, ;ˈviː.ə], the first pronunciation is the one the editors believe is more common.

"US, the Northwest, I grew up pronouncing it 'vee-uh'."
"In LA either 'vee-uh' or 'vy-uh' is totally acceptable. I say 'vee-uh' but I've got friends my age who say it the other way."

Collins only lists one pronunciation, unless you specify their AmEn dictionary, then it lists both. 

"We hope to bring you a live report from Ouagadougou via our satellite hook-up."
"I only found out about it via my sister."

Apple's on-board dictionary lists both, as do Merriam-Webster and CDO's American English Dictionary. 

"I'll be back a little late because I'm going via town."
"Internet connection via broadband offers many advantages."

Oxford’s online dictionaries show the same pattern: their American version shows two pronunciations, while their British edition only shows one.

"We went home via a shortcut."
"Nearly one home in ten across the country is wired up to receive TV via cable."

This all probably comes back to the traditional English pronunciation of Latin, where a long or stressed "i' came to be pronounced as [aɪ], as in "horizon" or "hiatus". 

"I say 'vyya', he says 'veea'. Am I right, is he right or are we both right?"
"Illinois, US, personally, I pronounce it "vee-a," as does the rest of my family. I've heard it both ways, though."

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