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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
California: "Squaw Valley goes wireless"
"Exwire, a wireless and broadband Internet service provider in the Tahoe area, says it has installed what it claims is the first wireless network of its kind at a U.S. ski resort. With it, visitors can put that waiting-for-the-chair-lift time to better purposes such as logging into their company's network to get some work done. They can also, of course, surf the Web and check e-mail, as well as look up the latest weather forecast, grooming reports, area activities and more from their PDA or laptop within any area hot spot."
"Future expansion of service will allow skiers (or parents with skiing children) carrying a PDA to see others' locations at the resort, send them voice or text messages, get real-time ski area information (such as lifts reporting short lines), report emergencies, and -- if users choose to suffer a pop up or two -- receive happy-hour or meal specials, Exwire says."