Liskeard Show goes high-tech

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Wildanet is bringing high-tech connectivity to one of Cornwall’s most traditional events by providing wi-fi coverage for the Liskeard Show.

Celebrating its 119th year, the show is one of the biggest events of its kind in the south west, last year attracting record crowds of more than 9,500.

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 13, 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.

“We look forward to welcoming Wildanet to the show,” she commented. “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.”