FCC Targets Wi-Fi Blocking at Baltimore Convention Center and Hilton Hotels

FCC Targets Wi-Fi Blocking at Baltimore Convention Center and Hilton Hotels

The Federal Communications Commission plans a $718,000 fine against electrical contracting company M.C. Dean for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi connections at the Baltimore Convention Center. The same day it announced this action, November 2, the FCC also levied a $25,000 fine against Hilton Worldwide, not for Wi-Fi blocking per se, but for obstructing an FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation into Hilton’s reported blocking of consumers’ Wi-Fi devices.

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