Thanks to Tipmont Wintek, visitors to the 2021 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair can enjoy free WiFi access for the duration of the fair — from Saturday, July 17 to Saturday, July 24.
For a second straight year, Tipmont Wintek is also sponsoring online livestreams of livestock shows.
“From robust WiFi coverage to livestreams allowing those who can’t be there in person to share the joy of a livestock show, we’re proud to keep everyone connected at this year’s Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair,” said Rob Ford, Communication Director for Tipmont Wintek.
Free WiFi coverage will be available in the following buildings:
To access the WiFi:
To view livestreamed livestock shows, go to YouTube and search for the Tippe 4-H channel. Click Subscribe so you can catch every available stream. (Rabbit and llama shows will not be livestreamed.)
Tipmont Wintek advises precautions when using any public WiFi connection, including:
Using common sense when connecting to websites that require passwords or personal information (e.g., social networking, online banking, sites that store credit card information)
Considering use of a VPN if you access any sites requiring passwords or personal information
Ensuring up-to-date antivirus software and enabling your firewall
Visiting sites that use HTTPS connections rather than those using unencrypted HTTP connections
Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.
Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.