STEP CG Named Official 5G LAN & WiFi Provider For 2023 Kentucky Bourbon Festival

COVINGTON, Ky., August 29--STEP CG, Where Innovation Meets Execution, today officially announced with their partners – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, Extreme Networks, Inc., a leader in cloud networking, and T-Mobile, America’s super-charged un-carrier – that it will be providing 5G LAN & WiFi connectivity at the 2023 Kentucky Bourbon Festival (KBF) in Bardstown, September 15-17th.

STEP CG’s “COW” (Cell-on-Wheels) mobile cell site includes everything Bourbon Festival attendees, vendors and media will need for wireless internet connectivity. In addition to improving the guest experience, the COW will also be powering all the point-of-sale systems for each distiller enabling secure and reliable transactions.

“Our COW leads the herd as the perfect solution for big events like the Kentucky Bourbon Festival because it can support large campus environments and venues,” said Ed Walton, CEO of STEP CG. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival returns for its 32nd year in Bardstown (the Bourbon Capitol of the World), to celebrate America’s Native Spirit.

“One of our main challenges producing a festival with 50+ of Kentucky’s top distilleries, 45 marketplace vendors, and over a dozen food trucks – all in a small town, with some limitations on its technology – is assuring strong, reliable and consistent connectivity”, said Randy Prasse, COO and president of the festival. “From the onset of our partnership in 2021, this is one logistical area that I do not have to worry about. The entire Step CG team continually invests the time to understand our needs and the challenges involved with producing a world-class bourbon experience – and provides the ideal solution. We simply could not do it without them.” This year’s Festival features expanded opportunities for bourbon enthusiasts to engage with the most sought-after brands alongside engaging and immersive educational experiences. All tickets have been sold out, but guests can access the schedule of events through On August 22nd the KBF announced September 13-15 as the 2024 festival dates.

“It’s an honor for STEP CG to once again be trusted with all forms of connectivity for 58+ distilleries, media, video loggers, vendors, including private cellular and public Wi-Fi for a sold-out crowd of 50,000 folks, along with security. The 2023 Festival promises to be the best one yet,” added Walton.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint enables the freedom to connect people, places, and things that drive more experiences, more ways to work, and better business results — anywhere. The company is a pioneer in Wireless WAN, offering advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloudTM. Enterprise businesses and public sector agencies rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network wherever they need it, connecting fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Cradlepoint is a subsidiary of Ericsson’s Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions division. It has international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, India, and Latin America.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is a leader in cloud networking focused on delivering services that connect devices, applications, and people in new ways. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme's website at or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

About T-Mobile

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit:  

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, Ky.): 

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Sept. 15-17, 2023; Sept. 13-15, 2024) is a celebration of Kentucky Bourbon and the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky. What began as a Bourbon tasting dinner has grown into a truly authentic experience that brings together bourbon enthusiasts from all over the world. Started in 1992, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the Commonwealth’s leading cultural festivals. For more information, visit


STEP CG, LLC is a highly innovative, award-winning, nationwide IT services engineering firm specializing in solutions powered by strategic experts and best-of-breed technologies that guide their clients through complex IT challenges. STEP CG was founded in 2014 and has become one of the fastest-growing technology firms in the Midwest. Their portfolio enables enterprises with solutions for wireline, wireless, cellular, cloud, security, collaboration, and managed services. STEP CG is a privately held company headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. STEP CG is where innovation meets execution. For more information, visit STEP CG's website or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

STEP CG Media Inquiries:
Katie Johnson
513-795-6000 ext.3117

Cradlepoint Media Inquiries:
Holly Langbein
Highwire PR
+1 (916) 769-2199

T-Mobile U.S. Media Relations:

Extreme Networks Media Inquiries:
Amy Aylward

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Media Inquiries:
Tracy Green 
(502) 614-5994


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