Marriott hotels do U-turn over wi-fi hotspot blocks

BBC News, 15 January 2015

Hotel group Marriott International has announced it will stop blocking guests from using personal wi-fi kits.

The firm was fined $600,000 (£395,000) last year by a US watchdogafter a complaint that it had jammed mobile hotspots at a hotel in Nashville.

Marriott responded at the time saying it wanted to block such devices only in its conference and meeting spaces and believed it had the right to do so.

But it has changed tack after facing a backlash from customers and the press.

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