And south of the border…. On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission issued an Enforcement Advisory which sent a strong message that blocking Wi-Fi in hotels or public spaces like conference centers is unequivocally “prohibited.”
Citing what they called a “disturbing trend” where hotels and other commercial establishments block wireless consumers from using their own personal Wi-Fi hot spots on the commercial establishment’s premises,” the FCC wrote. “As a result, the Bureau is protecting consumers by aggressively investigating and acting against such unlawful intentional interference.”
So for now, remember that this action is illegal and violations could lead to the assessment of substantial monetary penalties.
Suggestion? Take this one off your to-do list if you are a hotel operator looking to boost profits 😉
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