FCC Commish Wants Hotels' Bid To Block Wi-Fi Axed

Law360, New York (January 27, 2015, 6:10 PM EST) -- Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Tuesday pushed her colleagues to reject a bid by Marriott International Inc. and other hotels to permit interference with guests' personal Wi-Fi networks, a call that came on the same day the regulator issued a general warning condemning Wi-Fi blocking.

In a keynote speech at the State of the Net conference in Washington, the commissioner spoke out against the pending petition filed in August by Marriott, American Hotel & Lodging Association and Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc., which requested the FCC rule that their management of Wi-Fi networks on hotel premises doesn't violate Section 333 of...

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