From the minibar to the movies you rent, hotels want to squeeze every last penny out of you. And if they squeeze any harder, boogers are gonna start popping out of Lincoln's nose. Case in point: hotels want to block your mobile Wi-Fi (that you pay for!) altogether, so you HAVE to shell out for theirs.
Hotel giants Marriott International and the American Hotel and Lodging Association have filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to allow them to disable guests’ Wi-Fi devices, leaving no other choice than to purchase the hotel’s Internet connection.
Of course, those guys are claiming that cutting off Wi-Fi connections is to protect guests from identity theft. “Any access point can be used to launch an attack against an operation network or threaten its guests’ privacy,” the petition states. Yes, because hotels are now also IT fortresses and totally altruistic.