"You won't see a satellite dish on top of our building," says Tom Smith, vice president of facilities at the Las Vegas Convention Center. "Who knows whether that technology will be around in two years? It's cheaper and easier to rent one from a local TV station." Smith has no interest in playing technology catch-up, and no need, either. That's because, as Smith explains, the 1.9-million-square-foot facility has decided, in return for door-to-floor exclusivity, to turn to an outside firm for ...

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