Re: How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security

[Note:  This comment comes from friend Bob Frankston.  DLH]

From: “Bob Frankston” <bob19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
Date: December 31, 2014 at 10:17:41 EST
To: dewayne@warpspeed.com
Subject: RE: [Dewayne-Net] How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security

There’s also the annoying practice of blocking HDMI and VGA ports on in-room 
video screens (AKA televisions). With the advent of Chromecast, Microsoft’s 
Miracast device and other tools in addition to good old wired cables these 
screens are a powerful resource yet hotels seems to think of them as simply 
ways to sell movies.

As to Wi-Fi blocking – it isn’t enough to prohibit such practices. We need to 
get to the point that hotels and others have an obligation to provide 
connectivity as a basic amenity but that’s too much to ask the FCC for at the 
moment.

How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
You’ve settled in, fired up your laptop-and not only is the $15-a-day hotel 
Internet slow as molasses, you can’t use your own hotspot for ‘security’ 
reasons. Why the policy is unlawful.
By Kyle Chayka
Dec 31 2014
<http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/31/how-ethical-hotel-chain-marriott-gouges-guests-in-the-name-of-wi-fi-security.html>