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Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
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Roy
2014-10-04 03:52:11 UTC
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Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
Keith Keller
2014-10-04 04:44:01 UTC
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Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
It's not a huge deal that they were blocking cellular data to force
people to pay for their own wifi. It's a bit stupid, but I can
understand the motivation.

But $250 for wifi access?!? For that price they better be pulling
gigabit or 10Gb ethernet to every paying customer!

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David Kaye
2014-10-04 09:59:02 UTC
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Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
It's Marriott, enough said. They are notorious for breaking agreements, and
doing things that border on the illegal and unethical. This doesn't
surprise me in the least.




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2014-10-04 14:23:08 UTC
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Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
It's not a huge deal that they were blocking cellular data to force
people to pay for their own wifi.
You mean other than being illegal?

Actually they were not blocking cellular data. They were not allowing
Wi-Fi hot spots other than their own. Those Wi-Fi hot spots happened to
be using cellular data.

They just should have told exhibitors: "No personal Wi-Fi hotspots
allowed, you must purchase internet access from us."

What is most amazing is that the FCC actually did something that favors
the public.

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