In less than two weeks, the cars that were at Mormon Station State Historic Park will be replaced with vendor booths for Candy Dance.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
With less than two weeks to go before Candy Dance, at least one of the connectivity issues in Genoa could be solved before vendors arrive.
Nevada State Parks is installing WiFi in Mormon Station State Historic Park, located in downtown.
“The hope is to have it installed in time for Candy Dance,” said Public Information Officer Jenny Jackson of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
WiFi in the Park spokesman Danny Bax said installation of a phase 1 system throughout the park is underway.
“We have engineered the system to provide the needed connectivity for large events, such as Candy Dance,” Bax said. “While the system is not yet functional or tested, it is based upon Spectrum delivering 2 separate and reliable 1 gigabit x 1 gigabit connections.
The system is engineered to handle over 4,000 simultaneous users with rapid transaction rates and high uploads for vendors who require fast credit card transactions, Bax said.
The system won’t be free to users.
“Rates for Candy Dance will be a single device, single day plan for visitors at slower speed, at a lower rate, and a multiple-device, multiple-day, higher speed plan at a higher rate for vendors,” Bax said. “We will offer different rates after Candy Dance, including a monthly local’s plan, not yet defined. We can customize the rates or deliverables for any future large event. We anticipate system activation this weekend.”
The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Fair is Sept. 23-24 in Genoa. It is the main fundraiser for Nevada’s oldest town.