It’s surprising to many that Lake Mead is the country’s largest national recreation area. The grounds cover an incredible 1.5 million acres, with terrain including mountains, canyons, and lakes.
In addition to being the largest national recreation area, Lake Mead is also the oldest. Originally a vast desert with a central water feature of the Colorado River, the Lake Mead recreation area now is home to two large bodies of water, its namesake, Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Early visionaries sought to utilize the Colorado River for irrigation and industry, creating the building of the Hoover Dam. The body of water that resulted from the damming of the river became known as Lake Mead.
Today, a variety of recreational activities are enjoyed at Lake Mead. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, and more in the region.
Who Provides Broadband at Lake Mead?
There’s obviously plenty to see and do at Lake Mead. Something that many travelers appreciate that are visiting Lake Mead is the ability to stay connected during their stay. With such large and diverse grounds, staying connected with a group or being able to navigate and even document your trip online is a big advantage.
Lake Mead is equipped with broadband internet through AccessParks – the exclusive internet provider of the grounds and six national parks in the United States. The ability to keep day travelers and campers connected – even during peak hours – at such vast grounds speaks to the power of the AccessParks solution.
Anyone who has logged on to traditional Wi-Fi connections at large parks or other attractions understands the frustrations that often go along with it. Traditional internet can be spotty – especially on very large grounds where there are many things that can get in the way of the service. In Lake Mead, high rises and mountains are a blocker for most traditional service providers.
The other issue with many internet providers at popular facilities is the peak time usage. When most people are likely to be logged on, service can get very unpredictable. The 5G broadband that AccessParks installs alleviates issues with peak hour crowding and natural obstructions at a large facility.
The AccessParks solution allows for fiber-optic speeds without the need to install pricey hard-wired fiber, thanks to the use of millions of fiber points-of-presence worldwide. The result is guaranteed speeds of at least 25 Mbps per user device throughout the grounds. Typical properties get 1,000 to 10,000 Mbps installs. The timeline of install is also a big advantage, as it can be done in 6-8 weeks.
Lake Mead is a great example of how the AccessParks service is able to fulfill the needs of very large and remote properties. And the AccessParks solution is available to all kinds of properties, with installs available at private RV parks and campgrounds as well – with hundreds already signed up for the service.
Stats on AccessParks Broadband Capability
1,000 to 10,000 Mbps Internet Capacity Delivered to Every Park
12 Mbps Speed Per User Device Guaranteed
60 Days to Install at Any Location in the World
45 Fiber Locations in the Database
1,000+ Outdoor Venues Installed
6 National Parks