Marriott announced they will no longer block guests' personal Web hotspots but a close look at their release reveals this reprieve may be a short-lived.
When Marriott blocked guest MIFI units at one of their hotels to ostensively protect guests from hackers, guests complained. The FCC found indiscriminate illegal MIFI blocking by Marriott, and fined them. Now Marriott has petitioned the FCC to legally let them block guests' MIFI despite the law.
New Hilton announces new brand, WiFi added to stations in NY subway system, airport food trucks make an appearance at Portland airport.
Marriott's Gaylord Opryland was caught blocking WiFi hotspots to force guests on to their expensive network. Ned Levi asks if that should be allowed.
Consumers should understand that the dangers associated with using wireless hotspot are paramount.
Where did tipping come from? Bicycle seats on airplanes are coming. Fastest airport wireless connections.
Why is it that economy hotels have free in-room Internet access and luxury hotels charge for the service?
When traveling in Europe and elsewhere, don't take getting a good wireless signal for granted.
We've been reading a lot about the FCC possibly lifting their ban on inflight cellular services. Ned Levi has written about the prospect of lifting the ban in past columns. In this column Ned has an update about the FCC's position on the ban, and data from a recent survey released by the FAA concerning European inflight cellphone use.
The FAA will now permit the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) from gate to gate, but is continuing their ban on using them for phone calls while inflight. Ned Levi discusses the new rules for PED use in depth, and the continued ban on passengers using their PEDs to make phone calls while flying.