February 09, 2011 18:24 ET

WiFiRV Weighs In on "Net Neutrality" Debate, Offers Wide Range of Options for Users

Tiered Approach Allows RV Parks, Campgrounds, and Resorts to Provide Fast, Custom Internet Access to Their Guests Without Limiting Access, WiFiRV Founder Says

WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - WiFiRV, a 9-year-old Internet Service Provider specializing in nationwide RV resort, campground, and outdoor industry deployments, announced that it has created a three-tier network to improve WiFi wireless Internet speeds for RV travelers. In so doing, it has weighed in on the controversial "net neutrality" debate dominating the telecommunications industry in recent months.

"'Net neutrality' is a hot topic these days, and it's important for property owners servicing the RV industry to understand it," said John Michael Borg II, WiFiRV's Founder and CEO. "Essentially, a 'neutral net' means that Internet users receive full access to the entire Internet, so that they can use the websites and online applications they need without restriction."

While this is a concern for all Internet users, fears that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will begin restricting access to certain websites is troubling RV travelers the most. Violating net neutrality could mean that campground and resort travelers may not be able to upload family photos, make long distance phone calls using the Internet, and in some cases do online banking.

As a result of these concerns, Borg warned RV traveler property owners to carefully select the Internet service provider they partner with to deploy and manage the bandwidth on the network. "Full access to the Internet is critical and providing it in a price sensitive manner is more important," Borg said.

"At WiFiRV, we support an open Internet and have never made attempts to block websites or online application use," said Borg. "At the same time, we want to make sure RV travelers get the best service possible, so we've created a three-tier WiFi network allowing subscribers to select the level of speed and Internet service they require -- Basic, Advanced, or Professional."

According to Borg, this allows guests who just want to check email or read news to do so quickly and economically, while those with more involved Internet needs -- such as traveling professionals or online game players -- can select a wireless option that caters to their unique requirements.

"This allows everyone to get the service and speed they require without any restrictions or added financial burdens," Borg said. "We believe this level of freedom is what a neutral net is all about."

ABOUT WiFiRV: WiFiRV is the only WiFi Internet service provider that has over 70% of its RV resort, park, and campground amenities generating income for property owners. Through low or no cost installs, expert engineering, nationwide scalability, 3-5 new properties a week, and nearly a decade of RV industry expertise, WiFiRV partners with RV park owners to turn the WiFiRV solution into an investment, not a liability.

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