Marriott Won’t Try To Block Guest Wifi

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    Late last year Marriott was fined $600,000 by the FCC for using wifi blocking technology at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Obviously hotels would love to be able to prevent guests from bringing their own wifi, so that they can charge exorbitant amounts for it, though they also don't own the airwaves, so don't really have the right to do that. In my opinion the worst part wasn't even what Marriott did initially, but rather how they tried to justify it, claiming they were doing nothing wrong, and were just trying to protect their customers: "Marriott says it did nothing wrong and it’s the FCC’s policies that need changing. 'Marriott has a strong interest in ensuring that when our guests use our Wi-Fi service, they will be protected from rogue wireless hotspots that can cause degraded service, insidious cyber-attacks and identity theft,' Jeff Flaherty, a company spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement." The post Marriott Won’t Try To Block Guest Wifi appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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