Marriott International has announced that it will stop blocking its customers WiFi devices in their hotels, the company has been doing this for some time.
The news comes after the company recently paid a $600,00 fine following a complaint that they had blocked their guests personal hotspots.
Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels. Marriott remains committed to protecting the security of Wi-Fi access in meeting and conference areas at our hotels. We will continue to look to the FCC to clarify appropriate security measures network operators can take to protect customer data, and will continue to work with the industry and others to find appropriate market solutions that do not involve the blocking of Wi-Fi devices.
The company had previously said that it was protecting guests from connecting to rogue hotspots, although they were charging a people to connect to their own service.