County Adds Wi-Fi to 100-Site RV Park

May 24, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on County Adds Wi-Fi to 100-Site RV Park

Lake Stephens is a county park in Surveyor, W. Va., with a 272-acre lake, 25 miles of shoreline and over 1,900 acres of forest.

Recreational activities such as hiking, camping, boating and fishing are popular attractions.

In a busy world, it sounds like a place to get away from it all.

It is.

But now it’s much more.

The park has installed fiber optic cable to make Lake Stephens a Wi-Fi zone, giving free wireless Internet access to visitors, according to the Beckley Register-Herald.

So now one doesn’t have to actually get away from the technology that so many depend on — even while vacationing or enjoying a day in the park.

“It’s something that a lot of campgrounds are doing,” said Mike Pinardo of the Raleigh County Recreational Authority. “A lot of people use laptops for communication. The Internet lets them stay in contact. It’s one of the things people look for now. It’s a service that will only help to promote Lake Stephens.

“We partnered with Greenbrier Communication, installing 6,060 feet of fiber optic cable,” Pinardo added. “The way we have it set up, we have the capability to expand in the future.

“People love it. It’s fast. We have two T1 servers coming in to the front side of the lake.”

Wi-Fi is available within a 500-foot radius of the boat marina, campground store and pavilion, as well as all 100 RV campsites.

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