Wi-fi in a conference room - are we getting screwed?
August 19, 2009 1:14 PM Subscribe
Why is it costing so much to get internet service in a hotel conference room?
posted by lakeroon to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm organizing a small conference (about 50 people) who will all be in a hotel meeting room using the internet on their laptops.
The hotel says its wi-fi doesn't cover the conference rooms and that we have to go through its external A/V company. This company wants to charge about $2500. They are OK with us using a different provider for the internet service; the one our planner has found quotes a price about $1000 less.
Both of these seem kind of ridiculous to me. If the hotel can provide in-room wifi for $10-15, why is it so much more to provide it in a different room? Is there a cheaper solution?
(Sorry to say I don't know much about the specifications behind these quotes. The cheaper one includes a payment to the main A/V company for use of a line, and the rest pays for a wireless router and a technician.)