MTA is replacing the current WiFi infrastructure at the Alaska State Fair with a more advanced commercial enterprise-grade system that will extend the reach, increase the capacity and improve the reliability of WiFi throughout the fairgrounds.
“The upgrades are being made to provide fairgoers and vendors with the latest and greatest in WiFi technology, and to support the growth of WiFi use over the next five years,” said Carolyn Hanson, MTA director of marketing and sales.
The new system will provide better WiFi signal strength, faster connections, Enterprise Class Security, and automatic load balancing during peak times. These improvements are intended to provide a better experience for fairgoers and vendors.
“MTA has been a long-standing partner of the Alaska State Fair,” said Jerome Hertel, Fair general manager. “We are grateful for their ongoing support, including their recent major contribution to upgrade the WiFi network at the Fair. WiFi access has continued to grow more and more important to Fair vendors and fairgoers, and we are pleased to be able to offer WiFi at no cost, thanks to the support of MTA.”
In addition to providing state-of-the-art broadband services at the Fair for more than five years, MTA is one of the Fair’s top sponsors, supporting a variety of events and venues such as MTA Kids Day, the MTA Texting Contest, and the MTA Borealis Tent. This year MTA is also sponsoring the Home Free concert and the fireworks.