Not Surprising

Marriott International

Business is as business does. This is capitalism, baby!

The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was fining Marriott International $600,000 for unlawfully blocking customers’ Wi-Fi access in a conference room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, which is operated by the company.

According to a statement from the FCC, Marriott workers were using “Wi-Fi blocking technology” called jammers to prevent people at the hotel from using the Internet via their own personal Wi-Fi networks they established with smartphones or mobile Wi-Fi devices. Meanwhile, the hotel was charging $250 to $1,000 per device to connect to its wireless network in its conference facility.

(Cohn)

No, really. Show of hands. Anyone actually surprised that Mariott would do this?

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Cohn, Emily. “Marriott Illegally Blocked People’s Internet Access And Charged Them Up To $1,000 Instead”. The Huffington Post. 3 October 2014.

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