Hotel Wi-Fi Lawsuit

February 27, 2015

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
People who used personal Wi-Fi hotspots while staying at a hotel or conference center.
What's Going On?
Allegations have surfaced that hotels may be jamming guests' Wi-Fi signals and charging fees for guests to access the hotel's own Wi-Fi network.
Is It Legal For Hotels To Block My Wi-Fi?
No. In January 2015, the FCC issued a public notice warning that "Wi-Fi blocking is prohibited." In October 2014, the agency fined Marriot hotels $600,000 for blocking guests' personal hotspots.