Light Reading
Exwire installs WiFi network at Squaw Valley USA ski resort

US Skiers Go Wireless

Light Reading
LR Mobile News Feed
Light Reading
10/28/2003
50%
50%

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. -- There's no longer a need for avid skiers and snowboarders to call in sick to catch a “powder day”, nor any reason for them not to extend a vacation a day longer. Exwire, a wireless Internet service provider catering to underserved markets, has installed the first wireless network of its kind at a US ski resort, at Squaw Valley USA. This new network will enable visitors to access the Internet from wireless (WiFi-enabled) laptops, PDAs and cell phones -- from the top to the bottom of the resort.

Exwire network users can message, surf and check email, as well as look up the latest weather forecast, grooming reports, area activities and more from their PDA or laptop within any area Hotspot.

Future expansion of service will allow skiers (or parents with skiing children) carrying a PDA to see others’ locations at the resort, send them voice or text messages, get real-time ski area information (like lifts reporting short lines), report emergencies, and – if users choose to suffer a pop up or two – receive happy hour or meal specials.

The wireless coverage area includes much of Squaw Valley USA’s base area and will be expanded to many upper mountain lifts and facilities. By opening day, skiers will be able to surf poolside at the facility at the top of Squaw Valley known as “High Camp” (elevation 8’250).

To get access at any network location users simply log on by choosing Exwire’s network in their Wi-Fi-enabled device and then launching their web browser. Instructions then guide them through the payment process.

The wireless network at Squaw Valley USA will also help automate the resort’s operations and procedures. One likely application of the network is ticket scanning with wireless handhelds - so employees can move around and scan tickets to keep the lines moving, improving customer service.

In addition to the new mountain services, many valley conference and hotel rooms will have wireless connectivity. Broadband is also available to most homes and businesses in the valley and Exwire offers unique plans for owners of 2nd or seasonal homes.

Exwire is the only broadband provider in Lake Tahoe to offers all home and business subscribers free roaming access at hot spot locations – a program it calls Community Connect. Exwire customers can easily access the Internet from several cafes, ski resorts and other convenient public locations with Wi-Fi 802.11 enabled devices.

Community Connect locations in Tahoe include the Tahoe Truckee Airport, Tahoe Donner Ski Area, Wild Cherries Cafe and the Holiday Inn Express in Truckee, Syd’s Bagelry and Vicky’s Cyber Café in Tahoe City. Internet access is available through the Exwire network for $2.50 per hour, $8 per day, $23 per week, or $29 per month.

Exwire’s wireless networks also provide broadband service to home and business customers throughout other parts of North Lake Tahoe, including neighborhoods in Tahoe City, Truckee, Northstar and Alpine Meadows.

Exwire

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
Flash Poll
From The Founder
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
LRTV Custom TV
Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
LRTV Custom TV
The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
LRTV Custom TV
The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
LRTV Custom TV
Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
LRTV Custom TV
Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
Upcoming Live Events
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
Hot Topics
Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2014
Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/22/2014
Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/23/2014
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Robin Mersh, 10/20/2014
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/17/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed