As some guests know, there have been problems getting a good wi-fi signal in some locations at Angels Rest. Some of the funniest/saddest stories would be from guests at the Gatehouse, that would have to stand in the kitchen, or sit in the bathroom, to get connected to the Internet. There were “dead” spots in all three of the waterfront cabins, and depending on what kind of equipment guests had, they had various success. It was always my least favorite discussion. I’d have to suggest, to those having real signal problems, that they’d have to “get closer” to the Guest Services Building; come sit on the porch…..
When we first opened, we tended to encourage people to enjoy the view and “unplug!” With the spread of smart phones and the pervasiveness of social media, there is no “unplugging.” The ability to upload perhaps hundreds of photos, so friends and family can follow along, have increased demand for good wi-fi and there is no denying the need.
Sometimes, to solve a problem, you just need patience, and to let technology catch up with your needs. We get our Internet via DSL from our local telephone company. For years, every Spring, we’d call TelAlaska, and talk to them about what we might be able to do to strengthen our wi-fi signal for our customers. Finally, in 2012, a solution! Whoo Hoo!!!!
In several locations around the property you may notice small white “mouse” like looking devices, on the buildings. These are the relay devices. It was an expensive investment.
As we near the end of the first year of the new hi-speed, property wide, wi-fi, I’m struck with a complete sense of joy and peace. In the year since we’ve had this wi-fi network, there has been one time that the router needed resetting. The only other question or problem we ever had with it has simply been folks needing the password.
In a world where our money is often spent on disappointing experiences, it’s so nice to say this was a worthy investment, worth every penny! Thank you to the Universe, and TelAlaska for a great solution! Guests can enjoy wi-fi anywhere at Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay, LLC, Waterfront Lodging & Retreat Center!
Thank you Dear Reader,
With Great Love, Namaste’
<3 LAMP <3
P.S. I welcome your comments and questions!