According to this New York Times article, hotel Internet connections still need some work. I have to admit that I'm on board with this one: Sometimes it's great, and sometimes, well, not-so-great to terrible. Here's one guy's take, from the article:
- Will Allen III, an organizational development consultant who travels most weeks, attributes growing connectivity problems to the shift to wireless access, estimating that he has trouble with Wi-Fi service in hotels about 50 percent of the time, in contrast to 5 percent of the time with a wired connection.
â€Wireless is just not reliable yet, and hotels are just catching up to the fact that theyâ€™ve got to be on top of this,â€ he said, noting that he has turned down free upgrades to a room with Wi-Fi in favor of a wired connection in a lesser room. And if he is planning a long-term stay, he and his colleagues will test a hotelâ€™s Internet service in advance.
â€We canâ€™t stay at a hotel unless the Internet works,â€ he said. â€Itâ€™s like oxygen â€” we have to have it.â€
Sounds like it would be a good idea these days to add testing connectivity in various guest rooms to your site selection checklist.