TengoInternet and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced a pilot program to offer wireless Internet service at five Texas state parks—Choke Canyon State Park (Calliham) near Three Rivers, Blanco State Park near Blanco, Balmorhea State Park near Toyahvale, Goose Island State Park near Rockport, and Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Isle du Bois) near Pilot Point.
The pilot program to determine visitor interest for Wi-Fi within the state parks system began in early December. Wi-Fi, short for wireless fidelity, allows computer users to share a high-speed Internet connection without the cumbersome wires or delays caused by dial-up access. The wireless service will allow park guests while visiting the park to access the Internet to gain park information, send e-mail or pictures, or just surf the Web, without cords having to physically plug into a network.
The TengoInternet service will be available for park visitors in the pilot parks beginning Jan. 1. Park visitors will be able to use the service for free during a promotional period and then pay for usage later in the spring.
“The State Parks Division is excited to work with TengoInternet to provide wireless Internet to our visitors at some of our state parks in Texas,” said Pam Carleton, TPWD’s state parks concession manager. “TengoInternet has developed a reputation for providing excellent customer service, and our park visitors who want to stay connected to the Internet will now have that option at the five selected parks.”
“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is continually improving its parks and offerings to better serve the public. This is a great opportunity for TengoInternet to help TPWD assess interest for Wi-Fi in its parks and to demonstrate our excellent service,” said Eric Stumberg, president and CEO of TengoInternet. “We are excited to have this opportunity to work in the places we like to play in Texas.”
TengoInternet is the oldest and largest wireless Internet service provider for the campground industry, enabling campground operators to keep their customers connected. Headquartered in Austin, TengoInternet has earned a reputation for creating happy campers by repeatedly offering a superior service experience and flexible contracts to help meet their business needs. TengoInternet currently provides broadband wireless access service for campgrounds, hotels and apartment complexes throughout the United States.