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Title: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Wigpro on May 03, 2017, 02:03:01 PM
Would you pay an additional daily or weekly fee for high speed unlimited internet access in an RV park and if so what would be fair??




Thanks,


Jim
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Gizmo on May 03, 2017, 02:16:23 PM
No probably not since WiFi is not all that important to me while traveling, I relish getting away and not being connected. 
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Joezeppy on May 03, 2017, 02:39:00 PM
Probably not - I enjoy being disconnected or barely connected while camping. Now, had you asked me 5 years ago when Kim was taking online classes, then I would have said yes. Sitting at a picnic table at the store/office for hours on end was not her idea of relaxing!
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Massmerch on May 03, 2017, 02:41:33 PM
I would pay a couple dollars more, but that's my limit.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Buckeye4692002 on May 03, 2017, 02:42:46 PM
It would depend on what you define as "good", and what kind of cellular reception is in the area. 
If we're talking about $2 per day for the ability to stream video, then yes.  But, if (like most places) we're talking about $5 - $10 for dial-up speeds, no. 
Basically, if you can be faster / cheaper than my hot-spot and I were working, I'd consider it.
Though I would say, all things equal, I'd pick 1 park over another if it had wifi.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: NY_Dutch on May 03, 2017, 03:35:20 PM
Only if the park was in an absolutely dead AT&T and Verizon cell phone signal area. Our onboard cell based Internet services are typically much better than even the premium WiFi pay services at those parks that offer it.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: blw2 on May 03, 2017, 03:41:24 PM
It would depend on what you define as "good", and what kind of cellular reception is in the area. 
If we're talking about $2 per day for the ability to stream video, then yes.  But, if (like most places) we're talking about $5 - $10 for dial-up speeds, no. 
Basically, if you can be faster / cheaper than my hot-spot and I were working, I'd consider it.
Though I would say, all things equal, I'd pick 1 park over another if it had wifi.

exactly.
I'm thinking of one SP we stayed in...zero cell reception and almost zero TV reception.  Someplace like that & I would have paid if it was reasonable price that enabled streaming.  I probably would have even paid a lesser amount, like maybe a dollar a day or so, if it wasn't streaming just so that I could have had some form of emergency communication.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: UTTransplant on May 03, 2017, 04:22:32 PM
Since there have been a few places I have paid to get what they called "good internet" that was truly terrible, I am quite skeptical. If it was streaming quality, I would pay a few dollars a day. If it is barely enough to read a forum or do email, no way. I have mostly abandoned the use of park internet completely and use my phone hot spot.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: ArdraF on May 03, 2017, 05:55:28 PM
Probably not because we use our own Verizon connection - unless cell service was really bad or nonexistent.  Then we might depending on how much we wanted to access the internet.  We don't stream so we're interested more in email and checking our sites like the RV Forum.  Our experience over the years has been that campground wifi hasn't been all that good.  Very few have knowledgeable people who set up the system and unless you're right next to the wifi antenna the signal can be pretty poor.  There's also the security issue if you want to access things like bank accounts.

ArdraF
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Gods Country on May 03, 2017, 07:13:55 PM
I would be willing to pay a couple dollars more for adequate access, and expect a refund when it turns out not to be the case.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: John From Detroit on May 03, 2017, 08:12:01 PM
I have. but frankly I do not think it is worth it. I might consider 1.00/day or 15/month.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on May 04, 2017, 06:29:48 AM
I think that carrying your own cellular modem/hotspot is a form of "paying extra" for internet.   If I didn't have that available, I would probably pay a modest extra fee for "good" internet, if it was indeed good and not the usual crap that is offered in too many campgrounds.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Triple Slide Jayco on May 04, 2017, 06:38:31 AM
Yes, downloading free music to play while relaxing or for the kids games at night. Why not.?
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: BoonDocker Bob on May 04, 2017, 08:13:24 AM
 ::)   Don't think so....   THAT'S just ONE of the many reasons why I go boondocking and NOT to campgrounds .
To get away from it ALL ...   ::)
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: BinaryBob on May 04, 2017, 08:24:35 AM
I'm already paying dearly for a cellular hotspot, which is the only way I can work and be gone for extended periods of time.
When I retire, I'm leaving the computers at home. Enough already. But I'm not going to use campground wifi and have a coffee break between mouse clicks.....
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Dragginourbedaround on May 04, 2017, 08:29:57 AM
I would be willing to pay a couple dollars more for adequate access, and expect a refund when it turns out not to be the case.
Me too.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: LarsMac on May 04, 2017, 08:42:08 AM
You have to define "High Speed Internet"
Some providers still think that "High Speed Internet is "Faster than Dial-up"
The bar has been raised in the last decade. Anything slower than 20 mbps, in my book is not "High Speed Internet"
I would pay extra if I can get a reliably fast connection and play Halo, or CoD, or SWTOR while my wife watches Netflix.

 
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: NY_Dutch on May 04, 2017, 10:20:48 AM
The FCC currently defines "broadband Internet" as a minimum 25Mbps download speed and 1-3Mbps up.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: knowmatic on July 18, 2017, 06:18:59 PM
I would pay quite a bit for reliable, high-speed internet as I run a business while in my RV.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: NY_Dutch on July 18, 2017, 08:30:53 PM
With unlimited data AT&T and Verizon hotspots on board at $25/month, a park would have to offer a really good deal on their Internet service plan for me to even consider it.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: Willandgiselarv on July 18, 2017, 09:52:45 PM
Not for me I wouldn't pay extra, I come equipped, I don't want to rely on a "casual connection " but others may.
So far every place I have been has a good Verizon signal ....I also have a grandfathered Sprint internet so between the 2...the parks doesn't offer any speed now if you do not limit the bandwidth then I will be open to paying for the service. What does FCC know broadband can get to symmetrical 100meg.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: taoshum on July 18, 2017, 10:04:41 PM
Fact is anymore, decent WIFI is a prerequisite to be a RV Park of any consequence...kinda like hookups, showers and other amenities.  Most know this and have tried to offer some service for no extra charge.  Speed often depends of the ISP and more and more are offering 50-100 Mbps as fiber optic systems and cable service gets deployed.  Then it will depend on how many users are involved.  If the RV Park wants to charge extra, lots of us will just go to a better RV Park or boondock like many have mentioned using a cell phone hotspot.  ATT offers "unlimited" LTE /4G data for  $20/mo now... they'd have to beat that for sure to even advertise WIFI service.
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: kwbush on July 19, 2017, 05:58:49 AM


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Sorry things are already too expensive!  :'(


Keith
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: John From Detroit on July 19, 2017, 06:42:48 AM
I would have to say it depends on the site rental. Many parks today the site is over$50.00 a night and up.. For that they shoudl provide high speed wi-fi.. Some parks it's 30 or less. some less than 20.. NO wi-fi. I'd pay extra.   
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: AStravelers on July 19, 2017, 09:42:42 AM
Internet access if very important to us, so to insure we have internet access we have a Verizon Jetpack, and/or use the hotspot feature on our phones.   

So to directly answer your question with a YES or NO.  NO we would not pay extra for internet in an RV Park.  Especially since many times the internet in the park doesn't work all the time. 
Title: Re: Would you pay additional for good internet access in an RV Park
Post by: satxron on July 19, 2017, 10:00:40 AM
I used to travel the country for work. If you want to be a hotel in the US you have good wifi.  If they charged for wifi I went someplace else. I have not changed. A good park has all the stuff people want and its built into the rent for the space. Charging for what you already have in place is just digging. Its already calculated in the lot rent.

So, no I would not pay for wifi, my Motorhome is mobile, that is the cool part about it. I don't need to stay there. I don't think its any different that charging extra for clean bathrooms or level lots.