Chain: we want only block hotspots guests in conference rooms




he American hotel chain Marriott declares a personal Wi-Fi hotspots to want to block guests in hotel rooms or the lobby. Only the hotspots that frustrate the connection in conference rooms or which constitute a hazard.

Marriott & # 039; s Amsterdam Marriott says its guests to invite and encourage personal mifi- and use Wi-Fi hotspots. The communication of the chain follows a request from Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association to the FCC to clarify whether or not blocking hotspots guests.

“The question posed is what steps administrators can take to malicious and fake hotspots used in our meeting rooms and which endanger or interfere with the connection of guest networks to detect and protect”, claims Marriot. The hotel chain says it wants to protect against hackers thereby guests.

Critics of the position of the hotels, such as Google and Microsoft, among others, fear that blocking hotspots is meant to force guests to make use of hotel networks. Use of these networks is usually paid and thus an additional revenue stream. Marriott was last year fined 479,000 euros converted for blocking WiFi hotspots from customers.


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