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Re: FCC on wifi at hotel
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 02:35:43PM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote: > > me again. > > So wifi at pycon 07 was 'better than 06' witch I hear was a complete > disaster. More on 07's coming soon. > > Now we are talking about wifi at pycon 08, which will be at a different > hotel (Crown Plaza in Rosemont, IL) and the question came up: Can the hotel > actively 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 an airport 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 to look elsewhere. I suggest you google for massport fcc and continental. - jared -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from jared@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.