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Hilton fined for obstructing FCC investigation into Wi-Fi blocking

Tue Nov 10 04:13:18 EST 2015 | ComputerWorld
The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Hilton Worldwide Holdings $25,000 for obstructing its investigation into whether the hotel operator blocked Wi-Fi hotspots being used by customers. In an order published on Monday, the FCC said Hilton must provide information and documents to assist the investigation or it could face a "significantly higher fine." Also on Monday, the FCC said it would fine electrical contracter  M.C. Dean $718,000 for blocking Wi-Fi at the Baltimore Conven..


The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Hilton Worldwide Holdings $25,000 for obstructing its investigation into whether the hotel operator blocked Wi-Fi hotspots being..
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