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Re: FCC on wifi at hotel
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Wed Feb 28 17:25:39 2007
On Feb 28, 2007, at 5:01 PM, Steve Meuse wrote:
It's about revenue recovery. If you provide your own free wifi,
they are losing potential business. It's usually part of the
negotiation with the Hotel.
Yes, some Hotels will indeed want "revenue recovery" for this - they
will typically start at the
rental rate per person x the number of attendees x number of days,
which could be $ 10K USD per day or more for a 1000 person meeting.
You may or may not be able to negotiate it down; I think that in the
IETF experience the
"negotiate it down" factor has ranged from not at all to 100%.
But, since it is part of the contract, they can certainly enforce
whatever is agreed to.
On 2/28/07, Carl Karsten <[email protected]> wrote:
So wifi at pycon 07 was 'better than 06' witch I hear was a
More on 07's coming soon.
Now we are talking about wifi at pycon 08, which will be at a
(Crown Plaza in Rosemont, IL) and the question came up: Can the
prevent us from using our own wifi?
_maney: although - wasn't the hotel stuck on "our wifi or no wifi"
at last report?
CarlFK: only the FCC can restrict radio
tpollari: it's their network and their power the FCC has no legal
right to that.
and no, you show me where they do. I'm not wasting my day with
that tripe --
the caselaw you're likely thinking of has to do with an airline and
and the airline's lounge, in which case they're paying for the
power and paying
for their bandwidth from a provider that's not the airport. We're not.
I know that there are all sorts of factors, and just cuz the FCC
says boo isn't
the end of the story, but i don't even know what the FCC's position
on this is.
google gave me many hits, and after looking at 10 or so I decided