Google, Microsoft, and Wireless Industry trade groups are banding together to tell the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that hotels shouldn’t be allowed to block guests’ personal hotspots while they stay at a hotel.
In October, Marriott Hotel Services came to a $600,000 settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over allegations that the hotel chain blocked Wi-Fi signals from guests’ hotspots, forcing them to use the chain’s custom networks, which ran between $250 to $1,000 per access point. Although Marriott paid its fine, it remained defiant, arguing that it was only trying to provide the best service to its customers.
Later, as Re/code reports, Marriott submitted a petition for rulemaking, asking the FCC to sanctify its practice.
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