I know a number of TSMR readers are folks from hotels and convention centers, so I'm passing this message along as a public service...
When a show organizer says they need A LOT OF BANDWIDTH, take them at their word.
Which is a problem when every single session depends on online access. And every single attendee is online every single waking minute of every day at the conference.
This happened despite giving the venue tons of warnings that they needed A LOT OF BANDWIDTH. The venue just didn't believe it, it seems.
Tim is legitimately concerned that his own Portable Media Expo will have the same issues with access. Issues that could be very harmful to a first-year event.
So please believe Tim - and other organizers of tech events where all attendees and speakers require online access - cough up the bandwidth. Get a supplier who can deliver.
And remember that in an increasing number of cases, the access to bandwidth is more important than the venue itself.