The CenturyLink team worked aggressively the week before Fun Fest began to deploy Wireless High Speed Internet for the festival.
“This is one of many innovative ways we are looking at to support our communities in the Tri-Cities area,” said CenturyLink Vice President & General Manager Lottie Ryans. “CenturyLink is a premier broadband High Speed Internet provider across the
“In a fast-paced digital world everyone wants to stay connected regardless where you are,” said CenturyLink District Operations Manager Marchelo Maynor whose team will spend an estimated 200 hours preparing for the event and then working the festival. “Even while having fun at a festival like FunFest, people in today’s world do not like to be far away from their communications devices.”
Fun Fest Chairman Stephen LaHair spoke to the value of having High Speed Internet accessible during the festival. “We are very excited and appreciative of CenturyLink’s support of Wireless High speed Internet at Fun Fest this year,” Lahair said. “CenturyLink’s Wireless High Speed Internet will allow us for the first time ever to do such things as stream live video at the Crazy 8’s race. Patrons can access the streaming video and see what is going on at those Fun Fest events in the D-B area. Those particular Fun Fest activities, like the Crazy 8’s race, can be transmitted over our various social media venues so that people anywhere can access and enjoy them.”
Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Jud Teague, and festival diector Lucy Fleming brainstormed with the CenturyLink team on possible festival solutions using broadband, including for vendors, patrons, staff, and security. CenturyLink provided similar solutions for
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About Fun Fest
Now celebrating its 30th year, Fun Fest is a program of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce. To purchase your fun Fest event tickets and apparel, visit the Fun Fest Store in the