Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 18, 2015

FCC Says Convention Centers Can't Block Wifi

The Federal Communications Commission is slapping fines on companies that block FCC-approved Wi-Fi connections.

Smart City provides telecom services to convention centers all over the country and charges an insulting $80 fee for a single day of wifi service. To make matters worse, Smart City screwed over people who tried to get around the high fee by using a personal hotspotآ—the FCC caught the company using a wifi monitoring system to block hotspots that attendees tried to use to provide their own wifi. That’s pretty rude, and it’s also illegal. Now, Smart City will be the one paying.