Marriott Pays FCC Fine for Blocking Wi-Fi Hotspots

Marriott International agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a federal complaint that it illegally blocked rival Wi-Fi networks at a Nashville resort so consumers would have to buy access from the hotel, the Federal Communications Commission announced. Consumers with personal Wi-Fi hotspots found they couldn’t use them at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, FCC investigators said, because the hotel giant deliberately tampered with the Wi-Fi signals.