Marriott asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

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  1. uggboy
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    Marriott asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

     
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    Google and Microsoft have thrown in comments on Marriotts request to the FCC.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/12/google-microsoft-throw-weight-in-fight-against-marriott-wi-fi-blocking-request/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: arstechnica/index (Ars Technica - All content)

     
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    Big (bad) brother strikes again. If Marriott wants to block outside wifi and customers don't agree then Marriott will lose business and profit.
     
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    Hilton also submitted a comment saying they support it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I guess they're trying to go at the Gaylord thing again, but this time with approvals and not underhanded software.
     
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    Marriott tentatively backs off Wi-Fi blocking plans
    But still really, really wants to force guests to pay for in-room Wi-Fi.
     
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    I'm annoyed with Marriott about this, why not simply offer WIFI for free at each of their properties, it's the 21st century, Marriott could lead, but they won't, or as least follow the trend to offer such a service which seems to be "high in demand".
     

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