KUA.net to Stream Viva Osceola Event on the Web

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 12, 10:15 am – Internet users worldwide will be able to visit Kissimmee this weekend as part of a first-ever live event webcast of Viva Osceola Festival Latino on Sunday, October 14.

Visitors to a special web site – http://viva.kua.net – will be able to watch the 7-hour event using wireless video streaming equipment provided by KUA.net, the Internet division of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). KUA.net will be able to support up to 1,000 viewers simultaneously across its network during the webcast.

“This reinforces the power of the Internet,” said Chris Gent, KUA’s manager of corporate communications. “Our webcast of Viva Osceola will provide a tantalizing opportunity to many who are unable to attend the festival in person.”

In addition, KUA.net will offer a complimentary Cyber Café for those who wish to surf the World Wide Web or check personal e-mail while attending the Viva Osceola festival. The Café will use KUA.net’s state-of-the-art wireless network that delivers data at 11 Mbps (11 million bits per second) –- 200 times faster than a standard 56k dial-up connection!

Viva Osceola will run from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm in Kissimmee‘s Lakefront Park. The festival includes well-known cultural musicians and artists, as well as an array of tempting Spanish cuisine.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest community-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. KUA is celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com