Vail’s wireless deal might be too good to be true, firms say |

Vail’s wireless deal might be too good to be true, firms say

Daily Staff Report

AVON – Three communications companies are holding a symposium next week in Avon to discuss with CenturyTel’s deal with the Town of Vail to provide wireless service, and how it can be beaten.Among the quesions they’ll deal with:n Will 1 hour of free broadband be enough for business owners? Is 300 kilobits per second enough?n What if business owners want continuous VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone service through their broadband provider?Comcast of Vail, IP5280 of Englewood and phone manufacturer Polycom are hosting a session to teach Vail Valley and Avon/Beaver Creek business owners how they can save money over the local phone company for high speed Internet and VoIP phone service. They plan to show how VoIP offers more features and as much as 50 percent savings on their current monthly phone bills.It’s scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Spark Creative, 245 Chapel Place. It’s on the third floor behind City Market in Avon.RSVP to Be sure to provide your name, company and contact information.As part of the evening, they’re asking business owners to bring their phone books and take the VoIP challenge. Prizes go to the caller who can call the friend or family member who lives furthest from Colorado.Vail Loves You coupon savings is availableVAIL – The “Vail Loves You” coupon book is available all over town.The summer coupon book offers discounts at more than 30 businesses and more than $100 in savings. Coupons vary from restaurant and lodging deals to discounted bike rentals, horseback rides and rafting tours.The coupon books can be picked up at the Vail Chamber & Business Association in the Vail Village Transportation Center, or it can be downloaded from Copies are also available at the Visitor Information Centers in Vail Village and LionsHead, and at several business locations throughout Vail.For more information, call 477-0075.Peak Capital Resources celebrates first anniversaryAVON – Peak Capital Resources is celebrating its first year of providing alternative lending solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses in Eagle County. In the past year, the company has worked with more than 20 companies to provide working capital to grow their businesses. Peak Capital helps create new ways of funding to business owners who have not met traditional bank lending standards.”Some business owners are either in start-up mode or growing beyond current bank lending limiting their business” said Peak owner Craig Nelson. “Peak Capital has creative options that can help businesses get to where they need to be so that they can operate on a daily basis.”Some of the lending programs used by Peak Capital include accounts receivable financing, equipment leasing, commercial and development financing, start-up business financing and acquisition or equity financing.Nelson has more than 20 years experience in the financial and venture capital markets and has helped business owners gain the personal attention they need in the world of financing.”We share the same goal as local banks, to insure the long-term health of the local business community,” Nelson said. “The community is important to everyone’s future that lives here in the area.”Contact Nelson at 748-1998.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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