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How's the connectivity

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Does anyone know how good the wifi and cell services are at the Keystone Resort?

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mbuonato@hatboro-horsham.org‌,

Being there last year I had no real issues with cell service (I'm on Verizon if that makes a difference to you). Wifi was pretty good and I thought as a whole it was much better than in Park City for the other InstructureCons I attended. The only time I seemed to have an issue was during a few sessions that were pretty crowded and a lot of people connected, particularly the Canvas for Teacher mobile app session since they encouraged live tweeting and did some give-a-ways where people were connected more. 

I know that connectivity is always a big issue and it is typically handled well, it just won't be flawless. Your mileage may very of course depending on your provider, devices & the particular sessions you attend. 

EDIT: I just realized you may be talking more about the resort area and not the conference area. Again my cell connectivity was pretty good and the condo I booked had free wifi so I didn't have any difficulty. On a separate note, I would bring some power sticks. There are station where you can juice up your devices, but I found it much more convenient to not have to sit by a wall each afternoon as my phone would slowly fade from the amount of notes and pictures I was taking.

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mbuonato@hatboro-horsham.org‌,

Being there last year I had no real issues with cell service (I'm on Verizon if that makes a difference to you). Wifi was pretty good and I thought as a whole it was much better than in Park City for the other InstructureCons I attended. The only time I seemed to have an issue was during a few sessions that were pretty crowded and a lot of people connected, particularly the Canvas for Teacher mobile app session since they encouraged live tweeting and did some give-a-ways where people were connected more. 

I know that connectivity is always a big issue and it is typically handled well, it just won't be flawless. Your mileage may very of course depending on your provider, devices & the particular sessions you attend. 

EDIT: I just realized you may be talking more about the resort area and not the conference area. Again my cell connectivity was pretty good and the condo I booked had free wifi so I didn't have any difficulty. On a separate note, I would bring some power sticks. There are station where you can juice up your devices, but I found it much more convenient to not have to sit by a wall each afternoon as my phone would slowly fade from the amount of notes and pictures I was taking.

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Connectivity did not seem to be an issue in years past except for the particular times that mjennings@uab.edu‌ mentioned during some sessions.  There were certain areas that had some dead zones, such as the tunnel.  In terms of Scavenger Hunts that were part of the conference activities, this was remedied by moving the QR codes out.

In terms of charging stations, many of the tents had additional outlets too.  It was noted in a different post that some of the groups in outside tents will be relocated inside to make room for additional session space so this might be different this year.