Alexander‘s laws of Hotels is upheld- the bigger, the more expensive the hotel, the more troublesome and weak is the internet connectivity. Ditto for the CNN Omni.
It seems as though they throttle upload speeds to selected sites- I ftp-ed a 25 Mb audio file in 2.5 minutes, but uploads to flickr get to 68k and stop dead. I can post to our NMC WordPress sites, yet going to a WordPress site hosted here n Dreamhost never completes the post. What kind of network throttles uploads? It’s the same in my room as in the lobby.
I’ve gone downstairs to the EDUCAUSE conference wireless, which works fine.