Hotel fined for blocking wifi clients




Marriott has reached a settlement with the FCC about a case in which the hotel was accused of deliberately blocking Wi-Fi hotspots set up by customers. This Marriott would want to ensure that customers are paid services were using.

The American telecoms watchdog FCC said in a statement knowing that the hotel chain agrees to pay a fine of $ 600,000, the equivalent of some 479,000 euros, due to the blocking wifi. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, which is part of Marriott, was, according to the FCC guilty of blocking all networks except for the hotel itself, so that customers could not set up. Their own Wi-Fi hotspots

Because customers could not put themselves at Wi-Fi hotspots, they were more or less forced to use the paid Wi-Fi functionality of the hotel premises. According to the FCC was for business customers who used the convention costed about $ 1,000 per unit

The FCC launched an investigation against the Marriot after about eighteen months ago, received complaints about setting up Wi-Fi hotspots. As part of the settlement, the chain must be in addition to paying $ 600,000, a quarterly report to the FCC about using wifi functionality in all its hotels for three years. This probably hoping to avoid the hotel starts repeating. Watchdog


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