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Re: FCC on wifi at hotel
> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:38:10 -0500 > From: Jared Mauch <[email protected]> > Subject: Re: FCC on wifi at hotel > [[.. munch ..]] > http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-06-157A1.pdf > > I do suggest reading this. They can not legally bar you from > using the devices. They can charge you outrageous fees to get to/from > the MMR or telco demarc and make it prohibitively expensive. > > It may also be problematic to be held hostage showing up > and them saying that no, you can not install your equipment while you > hire a lawyer to explain to them that you are violating FCC fules > for the "OTARD rules". > > - Jared Note well that the 'OTARD rules' do *NOT* apply to an organization holding a meeting at a hotel, or other meeting/convention facility. I quote: For the OTARD rules to apply, the antenna must be installed "on property within the exclusive use or control of an antenna user where the user has a direct or indirect ownership or leasehold interest in the property" upon which the antenna is located. An orgaization contractig for the short-term use of a meeting facility has _no_ such 'ownership or leashold' interest in the property.