Thanks To Estes Valley Networks, We Now Have Access To Free Wireless Network
Estes Valley Networks Provides Advertiser Supported Free Wireless Internet to Downtown Businesses, Residents and Over Four Million Visitors.
Estes Valley Networks, a local Internet service provider, has successfully deployed a free wireless mesh network in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. The Internet service, provided free of charge, is available to anyone within the downtown coverage area, which includes the Elkhorn Avenue business district, public parks and parking lots.
Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. During the year over 4 million visitors pass though the town, many are day travelers and have limited access to high-speed Internet.
The advertiser supported mesh network provides wireless coverage to most of the downtown area including Elkhorn Avenue. It is the goal of Estes Valley Networks, with the support of the Estes Park Chamber of Commerce, to provide this much needed wireless network free to the Town of Estes Park and its millions of visitors each year.
Currently, metro scale wireless networks are being offered in cites all over the world. To join this growing trend of citywide wireless Internet delivery, Estes Valley Networks implemented the latest mesh networking technology from ArrowSpan, Inc. of Santa Clara, California. By deploying ArrowSpan’s MeshAP 3100, Estes Valley Networks was able to quickly roll out a flexible wireless solution. As advertising sponsorship increases, Estes Valley Networks will continue to deploy nodes expanding mesh coverage to the greater Estes Park area.
“People need high-speed internet while they travel,” said Eric Calkins, president of Estes Valley Networks. “It’s a necessary tool whether traveling for pleasure or business. I know visitors in Estes Park will find it very useful for many reasons such as, locating local shops, restaurants, lodging, activities and perhaps even extending their stay.” Mr. Calkins added, “Deploying this network took the cooperation of several local businesses. Without the advertising and marketing support provided by Estes Park Central and the access point mounting assets provided by The Old Church Shops, Historical Park Theater, ePark Labs, The Wheel Bar, KEPL Radio and Century 21 this would not have been possible.”
To access the wireless network, users simply search for “Estes Park Free Internet” using any wireless device. After selecting the wireless network “Estes Park Free Internet”, the user is directed to a logon page containing business-sponsored ads. From here the user will logon or create a free account and are then re-directed to the Internet. Estes Valley Networks also provides similar wireless services to many other hotels and businesses. This summer over four million visitors will have the chance to experience this free service.
About Estes Valley Networks, Inc.
Estes Valley Networks Inc. implements carrier class broadband technology to deliver Internet access and advanced wireless networking solutions to the Estes Park area. For more information about Estes Valley Networks, our services or sponsorship opportunities please visit www.estesvalley.net.
About ArrowSpan, Inc.
ArrowSpan Inc. develops and manufactures next-generation switching wireless full-duplex Wi-Fi wireless mesh network solutions. Our solutions enable users to expand existing wireless networks to a wider reach with switching wireless technology. Our commitment at ArrowSpan is to develop a product that is the best-in-class, but also profitable and economical for everyone. For more information about ArrowSpan Inc. and our products, please visit www.arrowspan.com.