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Articles tagged “wi-fi”

Airlines

Saudia Releases App Giving Its Passengers Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

The app is nifty, but they had us at "free."

Saudia Releases App Giving Its Passengers Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

Hotels

U.S. Hotel Industry, Marriott, Give In and Withdraw FCC Wi-Fi Jamming Petition

Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and the U.S. hotel industry as a whole got a black eye from pursuing this FCC petition seeking clarification on Wi-Fi jamming. They bowed to intense pressure from the FCC and in some cases the hotels' loyal guests.

U.S. Hotel Industry, Marriott, Give In and Withdraw FCC Wi-Fi Jamming Petition

Hotels

FCC Rules Hotel Wi-Fi Blocking Is Illegal and Subject to Penalties

The FCC couldn't have more forcefully rejected the hotel industry's efforts to block Wi-Fi hotspots at meetings, conventions or anywhere else.

Airlines

Delta Wins Wi-Fi Bragging Rights Among U.S. Major Airlines

Outfitting aircraft with Wi-Fi is part of the battle. As Routehappy points out, the quality is still lacking with fewer than one percent of flights in the U.S. equipped with Wi-Fi that has the bandwidth to stream video.

Online Travel

Nearly 80 Percent of Countries Have Better Hotel Wi-Fi Than the U.S.

The apparent abundance of free Wi-Fi at U.S. hotels may be enough to overshadow their sluggish Wi-Fi speeds, but not for long.

Nearly 80 Percent of Countries Have Better Hotel Wi-Fi Than the U.S.

Hotels

Marriott Bows to Pressure on Wi-Fi Blocking But There’s Lots of Wiggle Room

Marriott's customers resoundingly told the chain not to mess with their personal Wi-Fi devices and Marriott had little choice but to concede this battle. Other chains will likely feel the heat, as well. Still the war isn't over and the FCC will ultimately have much to say about where all of this is headed.

Marriott Bows to Pressure on Wi-Fi Blocking But There’s Lots of Wiggle Room

Airlines

Gogo’s In-Flight Wi-Fi Certificate Issue Is Attempt to Block Unauthorized Streaming

Gogo wants its Wi-Fi users to believe the notion that it is primarily monitoring customers' Internet usage to block improper video streaming to safeguard bandwidth and the browsing experience for everyone on the plane. Passengers who are aware of the controversy will have to decide if they trust Big Brother up in the air.

Announcements

Skift Business Traveler: The Slow Progress of Hotel Wi-Fi

Skift Business Traveler: The Slow Progress of Hotel Wi-Fi

Hotels

An Open Letter to the Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming: Let It Go

Fair or not, the modern traveler judges hotels by their Wi-Fi forwardness. The American hotel industry has everything to lose and nothing to win in this fight, even if it wins a ruling by FCC.

An Open Letter to the Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming: Let It Go

Online Travel

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public

Marriott is claiming that its plans are misunderstood and that it merely seeks permission from the FCC to jam others' Wi-Fi in its conference rooms only. But travelers are telling the FCC that they don't want to be reliant on hotel Wi-Fi in conference rooms and other areas of the hotel.

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public