Hugely popular Liskeard Show goes high-tech with Wildanet WiFi

Wildanet is bringing high-tech connectivity to one of Cornwall's most traditional events by providing much-needed reliable WiFi coverage for the hugely popular Liskeard Show.

Celebrating its 119th year in 2024, the show is always one of the key dates in Cornwall’s social calendar and one of the biggest events of its kind in the South West, last year attracting record crowds of more than 9,500.

Cornwall-based AltNet Wildanet, which has its headquarters in Liskeard, is deploying a team of its engineers, together with its specialist Mobile Communications Vehicle, to ensure that the more than 140 trade, retail and charity stands at the show have access to high-speed, reliable broadband throughout the event.

This year’s show, which takes place at Merrymeet on Saturday July 13th, will feature its usual wide variety of competitive classes across cattle, sheep, horses and poultry as well as a dog show, fruit, vegetable and flowers and an array of food, craft, business and community outlets and exhibitors.

Beckie Breyley, General Secretary for the Liskeard Show, said it was great to be partnering with a local provider on such a key part of the show’s digital infrastructure. She said: "We look forward to welcoming Wildanet to the Show. Over the last few years, the Show has seen significant growth and we need to continue to look at ways to improve the Show which includes the trading provisions for the stand holders. This will enable them to make good sales and continue to support our local Show."

Wildanet has a growing reputation for working with event organisers to provide seamless internet connectivity for some of the biggest public celebrations in the South West, where comprehensive WiFi coverage to support traders and allow them to meet customers’ needs and process online payments is becoming ever-more important.

In 2023, a team of military veterans from Wildanet provided a similar service to trade stands and event communications right across Falmouth for the flagship Armed Forces Day National Event 2023. Wildanet is also supporting the Cornwall Air Ambulance with its flagship Helifest fundraising event in July 2024.

Lawrence Palk, Director of B2B Sales for Wildanet, said: “Wildanet is proud to be supporting families and businesses in rural communities right across Cornwall through the roll-out of our gigabit-enabled network.

“We are delighted to be able to use our expertise to extend this support to a growing number of organisers of major community events in the county including, of course, our own local show in Liskeard.”

More information about the Liskeard Show is available at:

If you are organising an event and would like to find out more about how Wildanet can support you with WiFi coverage, get in touch with our Business Team by emailing [email protected] or call 01579 558330.

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