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Broadband assessment effort
The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC), in an effort to facilitate the expansion of high speed Internet service to the Lake Tahoe Basin, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, announced the launch of its internet speed test and survey.
Anyone living, working or visiting Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley is encouraged to participate in the speed test and short survey with their current Internet service. This data will help TPC assess gaps in high-speed internet service, determine priority areas for broadband upgrades or expansion and provide a picture of available service.
Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.
Go to http://tahoeprosperity.org/speed/ to take the survey and speed test and find out more about the Connected Tahoe project. The speed test will be available until the end of October.
For more information about the Tahoe Prosperity Center, go to http://tahoeprosperity.org.
Eddie Bauer features Tahoe on iPhone app
Eddie Bauer announced the release of its free iPhone app, Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide, bringing more than 10,000 unique U.S. locations across nine different activities right to the fingertips of outdoor enthusiasts.
“Inspiring and enabling people to get outside and live their adventure is what we do as a brand,” says Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer of Eddie Bauer. Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding areas are some of the top destinations featured.
The app was designed to serve as the ultimate resource for planning outdoor adventures. By utilizing the intuitive Guide Me interface, users will instantly receive tailored results after selecting unique criteria including the outdoor activity, location, personal skill, child and pet friendliness and ADA accessibility.
The app features destinations to enjoy hiking, backpacking, trail running, mountain biking, stand-up paddling, kayaking/canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. New locations, activities and functionality will be added in future releases.
The Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide is available for iPhone only. For more information visit www.eddiebauer.com/adventureapp.
Kings Beach Open for Business Contest in full swing
Part of the KBCCIP Open for Business Marketing Campaign North Tahoe Business Association is a contest designed to draw patrons into businesses during construction. The “We’re Open, You Win” contest will run through Sept. 17 and offers Kings Beach residents and visitors a chance to win $500 cash plus weekly prize packages. Enter to win the contest at 35 NTBA member restaurants, retailers and recreation outlets. Visit www.northtahoebusiness.org for more information and participating venues.
For more information about the Open for Business Marketing Campaign or Contest, email email@example.com.
Peak Your Adventure
#PeakYourAdventure this summer around the mountains of North Lake Tahoe. While you’re out enjoying North Lake Tahoe’s numerous activities, restaurants, shops, and incredible scenic views, take a photo — of you, your friends/family, the view, the food, event, whatever — with the hashtag #PeakYourAdventure on Twitter or Instagram to be entered to win a summer adventure package valued at $300. Visit www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeNorth.