This is NOT a dig on the wonderful job that our Intel hosts have done arranging for a great summit. Often we, as the local techies, are consulted or directly responsible for arranging the technology resources for a conference. Hotels are known for overstating the Internet capacity for their facility just to secure a valuable conference booking. We had a bad experience in Syracuse last year when we booked with a local hotel for a state conference. What is available short of going to a site with 60 laptops to check on a site’s capacity?
At times we bring our own wireless router and card so that participants can access the internet without having to go through the hotel or school's internet access. It has saved me on occasion when I was doing a Thinkfinity training or other trainings and sites were blocked at the location but I could get around it with my own card. It is worth the monthly cost and the router has worked well.