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2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa prepares for surge of power and press



b4s_rnc062111_180212c.jpgTAMPA - The 2012 Republican National Convention is still more than a year away, but even early preparations suggest its sheer scale and complexity.

With each television network and 13,000 to 15,000 journalists in attendance, it is expected to use more cables and fiber connections and draw more electricity than anything ever held in Florida.

"We've not been involved in a convention in recent times … where a facility had enough power to handle the entire convention," said Greg Lane, the national project director for Freeman, the GOP's general contractor for the convention. (story here)

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:17pm]


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