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ONA Challenges Hotel Wifi

On day one of the Online News Association’s (ONA) 15th conference, not surprisingly, the wifi was under assault. That’s what happens when hundreds of digital journalists meet a shortage of broadband. Attendees who could tweet shared their frustrations, presumably from their cell phones.

@mediamurray tweets his frustration with the lack of wifi at the #ONA14 Opening Ceremony

@mediamurray tweets his frustration with the lack of wifi at the #ONA14 Opening Ceremony

With ONA celebrating its 15th anniversary it’s obvious that they’re not new to putting on a tech-focused conference; they know the demands of their constituency – attendees want working, robust wifi so that they can distribute their shareable content – things like quotes and images from panels and workshops.

At the conclusion of the opening keynote, Jane McDonald, executive director of ONA quipped: “We’ve already broken the Internet.” She acknowledged that they were working on the problem.

Check out this Storify below for more tweets from conference attendees about the #ONA14 wifi access.