Why conference Wi-Fi often fails

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How often do you find the bandwidth falling short of your audience's needs at a large ballroom or convention center? Yeah, me too. The New York Times has an interesting article explaining why this is the current state of affairs (which the NYT seems to think is mainly a problem at tech conferences, but I'd say it's an equal-opportunity annoyer -- or will be in the very near future). Though other things exacerbate the problems, it mainly boils down to:

"Wi-Fi is meant for homes and other small spaces with more modest Internet demands, says Ernie Mariette, founder of Mariette Systems, which installs conference Wi-Fi. 'You’re asking a technology to operate beyond its capability.'”

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