Sundance Tries to Feed Bandwidth-Hungry Mob

The Sundance Film Festival is a showcase that draws about 50,000 people to Park City, Utah—all toting cell phones, tablets, and computers, and all expecting to use them without any trouble. The sense of tech entitlement (remember the outrage at AT&T (T) at South by Southwest in 2009, when folks couldn't use their iPhones?) is only getting worse. For example, it's becoming more common at large conferences and product launches for presenters to ask reporters or folks in the audience to turn off their personal hotspots or pause their video streaming in order to reduce the competition for Wi-Fi connections.

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