I’m sure most people are aware of a recent $600,000 fine imposed against Marriott by the FCC for the hotel blocking it’s customers hot-spots, therefore forcing them to use the hotels own WiFi service. Of course, that WiFi service was not included in the room charges, but rather an expensive add on. How expensive? Up to $1000 according to the FCC!
The thing is, while I agree with this particular decision, Marriott was using the same containment feature that is part of many enterprise WLAN systems. Does this mean that feature is now useless, or was the FCC ruling limited to the facts of that particular case?