Internet Access

The myriad facets of an event often necessitate a requirement for Internet connectivity. Connection to the Internet is an increasingly popular method for providing the means to verify ticket sales and reservations. Vendors require Internet connections to share product information, order product through company sites, download paperwork, or for signing up interested consumers. Others use the Internet to provide special services, or for running presentation software.

The introduction of wireless Internet service, or WiFi has made it a staple requirement for consumers who have incorporated computer technology into their daily lives. As a platform for doing business, a computer is an valuable tool containing much of the needed information for plying any number of trades. For the




event planner, the assurances of internet connectivity goes hand-in-hand with providing the needful services necessary for conducting an event with efficiency. Accessible WiFi provides fingertip access to files, schedules, responsible parties, phone numbers, addresses and the plethora of information needed to carry out an event.

A majority of hotels offer WiFi as a standard service to visiting guests, only requiring the presence of a properly outfitted laptop computer to pick up the WiFi signal. As computer use becomes progressively relevant to the nature of business, so too, businesses such as fast food restaurants and coffee shops seek to attract customers who willingly tap into offered WiFi connections.

When considering a venue to host an event sure to require Internet access by a large number of vendors, the major hotel venue presents an excellent choice. Event personnel can take advantage of any one of a number of free platforms to access the information they need by establishing no more than a link and a password to a shared website.

In more remote locations, Internet connections may be offered at an additional cost to contracted venue services. These might require arrangements be made in advance for accessing a WiFi connection, or to provide connection through more conventional wired Internet access methods.