Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FCC warns Marriott not to block 3rd party WiFi

FCC has warned Marriott hotels never to block WiFi signals from other carriers for guests in its hotels. 
When I stay at a hotel, I usually will use my Verizon iPad hotspot if possible.  It’s a little safer.  Hotel WiFi is probably not as risky for security as pundits say, but it isn’t always reliable.
CNN has a story by David Goldman here. Marriott said that it blocked third party WiFi in its conference centers to prevent hacking.  The FCC didn’t buy it. 

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