In previous news, we mentioned the problem of personal Wi-Fi spots and attempts of Marriott to block it. The famous hotelier was fined for using technologies that block personal Wi-Fi spots in certain areas of its hotels. Even though the hotelier was struggling and kept insisting that was necessary, recently it was announced Marriott had reviewed its position regarding the issue and would not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices in Marriott hotels.
The hotelier issued official statement on the subject. Marriott is still very concerned about security in meeting and conference areas at its hotels, but the company will not block personal Wi-Fi there. Instead, the hotelier will work over the problem together with FCC and will search for other ways of protecting clients’ data that will keep sensitive information safe without the need to block Wi-Fi. Marriott also hopes FCC will set proper safety measures for networks operators.
Previously, Marriott blocked personal Wi-Fi in meeting and conference spaces, explaining that step as attempt to prevent cyber attacks. Marriott hopes FCC will allow it disabling personal Wi-Fi spots in meeting and conference rooms, while guests will be still able to use personal Wi-Fi in lobbies and guestrooms, but the hotelier was fined for that step.