Internet Services

McCormick Place is pleased to offer Internet and networking service to event organizers and their exhibitors.

The following information outlines our service offerings to assist you in choosing the right services for your event. Please email the Technology Services Department at or call 312-791-6113 with any questions you may have.

All Internet prices are flat rates; there is no per minute usage or connection charges by service providers.  The rate provides customers with connectivity for the duration of the event.

All services are delivered via CAT5e RJ45 connections over an Ethernet network.

WIFI SERVICES: We have made significant changes and upgrades to our Wi-Fi system. Click HERE for more information.

DEVICE RENTALS: We offer the rental of hubs, switches, and firewalls for the convenience of our customers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Services

ServicesConnection SpeedIP AddressRecommended Users
Associate Class Shared Wired ServiceTypical speeds up to 512 KbpsIncludes 1 DHCP IP addressFor an individual user who wants easy plug and play access to E-mail and light web surfing on one device. This service is not designed to consistently support streaming audio or video. Connecting a wireless access point is not permitted on this service.
Executive Class Shared Wired
Typical speeds up to 1 MbpsIncludes 2 DHCP Private IP addresses, up to 2 additional addresses can be purchased.For a user who needs a little more bandwidth and the ability to access the internet over multiple devices with plug and play capability. Executive Class service can be used for light to moderate web surfing. Connecting a wireless access point is not permitted on this service.
Dedicated Wired 3.0 Mbps3.0 MbpsIncludes 5 IP addresses. Up to 5 additional addresses can be added.Connecting a wireless access point is not permitted on this service..
Dedicated Wired 6.0 Mbps6.0 MbpsIncludes 10 IP addresses. Up to 10 additional addresses can be added.
Dedicated Wired 12.0 Mbps12.0 MbpsIncludes 15 IP addresses. Up to 10 additional addresses can be added.
Dedicated Services Greater than 12.0 MbpsPlease contact Technology Services at 312-791-6113

Wireless Internet Services

ServicesConnection Speed
VIP WirelessSpeeds up to 1.5 Mbps
VIP PlusSpeeds up to 10 Mbps
VIP UltimateSpeeds up to 20 – 30 Mbps
Recommended Users
This service is only available for devices which use 802.11 a or n operating at 5.0 GHz.
For Users requiring a fast wireless internet service capable of downloading heavier graphic content. This service is ideal for an iPad or tablet user who is unable to connect to a wired service. This service provides access to the McCormick Place Wireless Network within the user’s booth and throughout the facility. For pricing information on multi-user discounts, please contact Technology Services at (312) 791-6113 or
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