Case Study – BAK Event
Case Study – BAK (Biking Across Kansas) Event
NCK-WiFi was made available in Mankato and Belleville Kansas for the Biking Across Kansas (BAK) event held June 3rd–11th 2016 as well as in Lincoln Kansas when the event was held in 2017. As an annual event, enthusiastic bikers from all over the globe gather together to make quite the arduous journey of close to 500 miles across the state of Kansas. Truly, seeing hundreds of bikers traveling the roads of Kansas was quite the eye catcher.
Providing an open wifi network for the guests and vendors of the BAK event to connect to without having to sign up for anything and/or without having to know any passwords to connect to the Internet.
Access to free and open wifi is one of the biggest challenges for the BAK managers to meet the demands of its guests visiting, bicyclists and vendors who want/need access to the Internet. If the wifi quality does not meet the expectations of the guests, it can have a negative effect on their overall satisfaction and possible reviews of the BAK event. The BAK managers are starting to acknowledge this and are increasingly taking actions to improve wifi service for guests, bicyclists and vendors.
NCK-WiFi provided by the local Internet Service Providers in the area: NCKCN & CTC.
After much collaboration between the BAK managers and NCKCN (North Central Kansas Community Network – A non-profit Rural Wireless Internet Service Provider), a solution was found.
Introducing NCK-WiFi, an open network that allows free access with speeds up to 10Mbps by 10Mbps (Download by Upload) per user on a 1Gbps (1024Mbps) backhaul link provided by a partnership between NCKCN & CTC (Cunningham Telephone & Cable).
Happy guests, bicyclists and vendors who are able to access the open and free network with just a click of a button; granting guests, bicyclists and vendors the ability to download and upload content such as: Videos, Photos, Live Streaming, etc…with ease and without the issue of slow loading times.
Details of the BAK Event
The BAK event changes it path, or trail, across Kansas every year.
Stefanie Weaver, Executive Director
NCK-WiFi: An open and free access network provided by NCKCN & CTC
10Mbps by 10Mbps (Download by Upload)
Contact Information for NCK-WiFi
WOULD YOU LIKE NCK-WIFI TO BE AT YOUR NEXT EVENT?
Click the Request link below to see if NCK-WiFi can be made available for your next event
Possible Locations Available within NCK (North Central Kansas)
- Glen Elder
Contact Information for NCKCN & CTC
Enjoying the speeds provided and free access to the Internet from this event? Would you like to have these speeds at your own home or business?
Who or what is NCKCN – NCKCN, an acronym for North Central Kansas Community Network, is a Rural Fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) headquartered in Beloit, KS that offers Highspeed Fixed Wireless Internet, along with other great services such as: Email, Web Hosting, Co-Location, etc…to the following areas:
Who or what is CTC – CTC, an acronym for Cunningham Telephone & Cable, is a local, independently-owned company providing telecommunication services to much of Mitchell, Cloud, Republic and Jewell counties in North Central Kansas.
Whether it is telephone, Internet or video service, CTC’s trained staff will help take care of your needs. With headquarters in Glen Elder and branch offices in Beloit, Belleville and Concordia, CTC’s local offices and staff provide cutting-edge technology and fast, dependable service.