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Marriott was fined $600,000 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for blocking hotel customers from connecting to the internet on personal Wi-Fi networks in order to force them to pay for the hotel’s network. (Marriott employees blocked mobile “hotspots” at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, while at the same time charging consumers, small businesses and exhibitors as much as $1,000 per device to access Marriott’s Wi-Fi network.) Under a consent decree with the FCC, Marriott must stop using Wi-Fi blocking technology and file compliance and usage reports every three months for three years, the FCC said.

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