The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said Tuesday that it would spend $2.6 million to upgrade its wireless network to support more users.
Over the next several months, the convention center will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 113 to at least 580. The public body that manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center said it had hired three companies to plan, install, and test the new Wi-Fi network, which it plans to phase in from May to September 2015.
“It used to be people were bringing in one device. Now we’re seeing some folks carry two, three, four devices into this environment, and all of those devices create more traffic on our network,” said Steve Snyder, the convention center’s chief technical officer.