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RV Park Case Study
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Site: Remote location along the Colorado River with 181 RV spaces.
Objective: Provide higher bandwidth to individual guests.
Background: A local wireless Internet provider has operated an open Wi-Fi system for the park for several years. The park pays a fee for this service and charges it against their advertising budget. Free, open Internet access is advertised and helps prospective guests make a decision to stay at the park because of free Wi-Fi.

Overall bandwidth limit for the open system has been 800k and was at that limit nearly 100% of the time. On average, only one guest, using a download manager, has brought the system to a crawl for other guests. Overall experience for guests: Something is better than nothing.

Solution: With a simple addition of a Mikrotik router managed by the DBS and individual user limits set at 2 megabits download / 512 kbps upload / 75MB daily limit, the overall user experience has increased greatly and average bandwidth usage is now <200 kbps. Guests that exceed the 75MB limit are automatically throttled down to 50/50 kbps respectively.
Conclusion: You can make a lot more customers happy with less bandwidth using DBS.

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River District Manager, Swift Wireless

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