b"TengoInternetfrom page 18from 7% to 11%, Stumberg pointednew construction trends, getting In-out.Thatisthepercentageofternet at the pedestal is how you people who are communicating whatcan deliver that at-home service, theyofferbeyondjuststatingthatStumbergsaid.Youcandeliver they have Wi-Fi or free Wi-Fi.super-fastandit'seasy.Youjust I think that is in response to theplug in your wire just like people COVID crisis because campers werewould've traditionally plugged in a showing up and realizing they could- coax cable. I think that the pedestal nt work or do school from a particu- ethernet is growing. And again, we larpark,hecontinued.Thatsee it mostly for seasonals at exist-happens a few times and owners willing parks, but we are seeing more make changes because they dontof it as new parks are being devel-want the negative reviews which canoped.Theywillhaveitatthe impact their business.pedestalandalsoofferWi-Fiin When looking at access to betterother areas of the park.internet service, Stumberg noted thatIt has also allowed park owners to park owners do have access to moreeliminate their cable bills.internet providers, including Starlink,We are not seeing a lot of cable which just launched its business tierTVhookupsatthesenewproper-satellite internet service at the begin- ties, Stumberg explained. Develop-ning of February. ers are cutting the cord and taking When we look at new develop- those costs and investing it in their ments,weareseeingmostinstallWi-Fi or in other areas of their park. fiber circuits and more owners areThe study also indicated that 36% upgradingtofiber,heexplained.of parks are now offering a free basic For park owners who dont have aWi-Fiplan,alongwithapaidpre-lot of options you are seeing moremium plan.optionsintermsoffixedwirelessI think a lot of the new entrants to popping up and, of course, Starlink.the market are bringing that concept If you can get fiber that is the way tofrom the hotel industry, said Stum-go, but if you cant get that or someberg. You are starting to see these type of 5G or fixed wireless solution,developers looking for ways to offer then Starlink is a viable alternative.theexperiencethatthecustomer Ethernet connections are also be- wants, and this type of setup allows coming more popular, according tothem to bring in additional revenue the study, with more developers andthat they can invest back into their owners looking to install hard con- Wi-Fi systems. See the report here: nections at the pedestal. https://tengointernet.com/soti2022 I think when we were looking atWCMCALENDAR OF EVENTSMARCH@the Grounds Event Center Roseville, Calif. 28-30: Virginia CampgroundAssociations Annual Meeting10-12: Louisiana AssociationMeadow Event Center of RV Parks and Campgrounds Doswell, Va.Conference Contact: 703-291-0657Coushatta Casino & Resort Kinder, La. 29-31: Campground Owners Contact: 225-752-1455 of New York Zone Meetings Albany, Auburn & Batavia25-26: Texas Association ofContact: 585-586-4360Campground Owners Meeting& Trade Show APRILConroe, Texas Contact: 877-518-1989 1: Maine Campground OwnersAssociation Trade Show JUNE & Annual Meeting Norway Savings Bank Arena 6-8: Florida & Alabama RV Park & Auburn, MaineCampground Assoc.s Conference Contact: 207-782-5874The Shores Resort & Spa Daytona Beach, Fla. 5-6: CampCalNOW RV Park &Contact: 850-562-7151 WCMCampground Alliances Summit 40 April 2022 Woodalls Campground Magazine"