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Thanks to literally every single technology-literate human being throwing a fit over Marriott blocking Wi-Fi hotspots, Marriott backed down from its draconian plans last night. Our own Dennis Schaal did some great reporting on the news here.
Whether this strategy will stick is anyone’s guess. Marriott continues to press for clear rules from the FCC on what can and cannot be blocked, and as Dennis rightly points out, once they find a loophole they’ll take it. Perhaps some day when internet is classified as a public utility the rules will become clear. Like water or electricity, hotels shouldn’t charge for Wi-Fi.
Social Quote of the Day
Here is what I am not clear on. How did they think they were going to get away with this in the first place? I mean were guests simply going to roll over while they say you cannot use your own devices?
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