According to Senior Vice President of Operations for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Terry Jicinsky, “In today’s always connected world, WiFi is another vital tool that is essential to conducting business, and we pride ourselves in providing the best possible business environment for our visitors.” The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is also the owner of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The convention center, along with its technology provider, is developing a tiered system in order to provide wireless access to guests of the facility. The free basic WiFi access will be available at all times in public areas and visitors will also be able to have the option of upgrading to a premium connection, which will provide more bandwidth, for $12.95 per day. Exhibitor grade WiFi access for trade show booths will continue to be provided for $99.95 per day as well.
“The Las Vegas Convention Center welcomes thousands of visitors and exhibitors daily, all of whom have differing needs and expectations. Keeping them connected is our top priority,” said President of Smart City Networks Mark Haley. “We are pleased to provide this new WiFi service at the convention center, enabling people to use WiFi for their basic daily tasks, like checking email or surfing the web, for free.”
Smart City Networks is continuing to explore offering similar WiFi services at other facilities across the nation, not just at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Convention Center is, however, expected to be one of the first to activate the program in early 2012.
Source: Exhibitor News Network – The Las Vegas Convention Center to Provide Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas