Marriott will unshackle its guests’ mobile Wi-Fi hotspots

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Gigaom

Marriott International has caved under the public outcry over its Wi-Fi blocking policies. On Wednesday the hotel chain said it would no longer try to shut down the personal Wi-Fi hotspots its guest create using smartphones and MiFi-like modems.

“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’s statement read.

But it doesn’t look like the hotel chain has entirely abandoned its quest to control the so-called “rogue” access points on its properties. The company said it is still concerned about the security implications of such brought-in networks in its conference facilities and meeting rooms.

“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…

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