Two press releases dated yesterday (just saw them today):1: FCC TO FINE HILTON HOTELS FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH WI-FI BLOCKING INVESTIGATION
The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau today proposed a $25,000 fine against Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. for its apparent obstruction of an investigation into whether Hilton engaged in the blocking of consumers' Wi-Fi devices.
In today's order, the Bureau directs Hilton to immediately provide essential information and documents about its Wi-Fi management practices and warns the company that it may face a significantly higher fine for any continued obstruction or delay.
"Hotel guests deserve to have their Wi-Fi blocking complaints investigated by the Commission," said Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the FCC Enforcement Bureau. "To permit any company to unilaterally redefine the scope of our investigation would undermine the independent search for the truth and the due administration of the law." --------- rest:
================2: FCC to Fine MC Dean $718K for Wi-Fi Blocking at Baltimore Conventions
The Federal Communications Commission plans a $718,000 fine against M.C. Dean for blocking consumers' Wi-Fi connections at the Baltimore Convention Center. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau investigation found that M.C. Dean, Inc., one of the nation's largest electrical contracting companies, blocked personal mobile "hotspots" of convention visitors and exhibitors who tried to use their own data plans to connect to the Internet rather than paying M.C. Dean substantial fees to use the company's Wi-Fi service.
"Consumers are tired of being taken advantage of by hotels and convention centers that block their personal Wi-Fi connections," said Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau. "This disturbing practice must come to an end. It is patently unlawful for any company to maliciously block FCC-approved Wi-Fi connections." ---- rest:Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key email@example.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]