May 2016

AcenTek Brings WiFi to Pettibone

Pettibone Resort RV & Campground is the ideal location for a relaxing getaway on the Mississippi River. Campground Manager, Zeb Allert, continually strives to improve the experience for his customers. That is why it comes as no surprise that Pettibone recently partnered with AcenTek to improve the WiFi connection for their campers.

Typical campgrounds are located in remote areas, in the midst of numerous trees, by hillsides, or neighboring structures with metal roofs – all of which present challenges in getting a reliable Internet signal to any campground. This is why many fall short in delivering dependable Internet, leaving their campers frustrated because they are unable to watch NetFlix or stream their music without interruption.

Zeb, together with Mark Pretasky (President), recognized this problem and agreed to implement a solution: A robust network, built by AcenTek, to provide WiFi to every site throughout the campground. This solution from AcenTek is superior to others because it is all-inclusive, providing the equipment, the Internet and support to the campground. This solution, installed in early April, is good news for campers because they will now have the freedom to roam around the park while experiencing uninterrupted use of their devices.

AcenTek, the Voice, Video and Internet provider out of Houston, MN, offers Managed Campgrounds as one of their business solutions. Having designed numerous wireless networks in Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan to thousands of end users, AcenTek understands the importance of campgrounds being able to provide its guests with an excellent experience. According to the KOA 2013 Campground Survey, free WiFi ranks in the top 3 reasons why campers choose the campground they do. Free and reliable WiFi ranks higher than a desire for safety lighting, cabins, or having campground stores with food and gear for purchase when searching for a suitable campground. Being able to provide campers with reliable WiFi is imperative to keeping the existing customers coming back, and attracting new ones. AcenTek is excited to team with area campgrounds to satisfy the needs of this generation of campers.