Wi-Fi access has become a staple of most major hotelier chains, offering an extra bit of connectivity for the beleaguered wanderer. But while hotel chains often charge a fee for such connectivity, tech-savvy travelers have gotten around using hotel-provided Wi-Fi by employing mobile hot spots to log on. Now a group of hotel industry companies has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the right to stop them from doing so. Read more here. Note that Google and Microsoft are weighing in arguing against allowing the hotels to do that.