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CEO Connect – February 2022

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Dear TengoInternet Partner,

Happy New Year!

This year is our 20th anniversary. For 20 Years, our mission has been simple – to connect people for success according to our values. Those “people” are RV’ers, you, our employees and vendor partners.

A quick reflection to start the year, thank you for indulging me: I started the company in 2002 to connect travelers to people and information important to them using WiFi. At that time, campgrounds were a quiet niche. Travelers had to go to the office and use a fax line to dial-up unless their site had phone service. At the end of 2002, there were 3 RV parks with WiFi and 3 companies serving them! At that time, I couldn’t give WiFi away since most owner/operators didn’t see a need for connectivity (customers were trying to ‘get away’) and thought WiFi was just a fad.

Flash forward to 2022 from 2002:

  • Camping is essential and demand is at all-time high participation
  • More campgrounds are being constructed now than at any time in the last 20 years
  • Connectivity is pervasive – most campgrounds offer some internet/WiFi – and WiFi connectivity is a utility expectation and is capable of delivering that
  • Operators are investing in robust WiFi to provide a premium guest experience and differentiator
  • 8 national campground WiFi companies provide good competition and options
  • Tengo has served 15+ million campers and thousands of campgrounds
So thank you for providing me such a meaningful journey over the last 20 years! I’m grateful, satisfied and proud to have met/served so many amazing people and be a part of helping this industry grow and mature. Here’s to the next 20!

God bless you, your families and your work.  Let’s keep connecting!


Eric Stumberg
CEO of TengoInternet


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