Free Wi-Fi Arrives at San Jose Convention Center

San Jose Convention Center

Meeting planners and attendees can now use their smartphones, tablets and laptops unfettered at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, according to the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Team San Jose, which announced today that the city’s free municipal Wi-Fi — already available at Mineta San Jose International Airport and within downtown San Jose — has been extended to the convention center.

“Convention center visitors, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, have come to expect access to the best technology experience possible,” Team San Jose CEO Karolyn Kirchgesler said in a statement. “With new technology infrastructure created by leading Silicon Valley technology companies, we are offering a world class technology experience. Convention attendees can stream video, stay connected and keep up to date on all of their devices and do so for free.”

Convention center Wi-Fi will support multiple devices per attendee, allowing thousands of attendees the ability to stream uninterrupted and saving meeting organizers an estimated 10 percent on technology services.

“The San Jose Convention Center welcomes over a million visitors annually and now … all visitors to the convention center can experience some of the best technology you’d expect from the tech capital of the world,” said Vijay Sammeta, chief information officer for the City of San Jose. “We expect the convention center to be more competitive and drive more business as a result of offering what we believe is truly the best customer experience.”

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