By stepping up to the plate:
The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced that the Tea Party News Network will sponsor free WiFi for all CPAC 2013 attendees, including media. The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013.
“We are thrilled that the Tea Party News Network stepped forward to sponsor Wifi for all conference attendees this year,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.
“We’re delighted that we could provide free internet for all CPAC 2013 attendees,” said Scottie Nell Hughes, News Director of the Tea Party News Network. “We wanted to ensure that at the largest annual gathering of conservatives the thousands of bloggers and grassroots conservative activists have the ability to share their thoughts and message with the world.”
Via the Right Sphere. There were a bunch of people covering CPAC who were kind of annoyed about this; the life of a conservative blogger is a life where you are expected to make bricks without straw, or sometimes even without clay* – and God knows that CPAC and the ACU are already in the middle of its perennial PR battle anyway. TPNN was pretty smart to volunteer to cover the email tab.
PS: Mind you, the dedicated cellular access and cheap data plan that you can get from Apple for their iPads is a really good reason to acquire one of their tablets. Now, if I could only get them to let us jailbreak the damned things…
*Thank you, Harry Turtledove.