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June 24, 2012

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bradtem.myopenid.com

Wow, I'm the opposite. When the hotel tells me there is a charge for wifi, I ask, "and how much is the electricity? What's the water fee?"

Yes, I expect good electricity, good water, good sheets etc. from my hotel, and yes, that's all included in the rate. But $20? Any ISP is able to sell decent connectivity to all the houses in town for a price that's around $1 to $2 per day per house. And many of the people in the houses are watching movies, too. And they make a reasonable profit at that price.

Now $2 per day is not enough to charge a special fee for, it makes more sense to consider it part of the price of the room. And that way you can get rid of those annoying wifi login screens too which screw up all your applications.

Robert Stevens

This kind of sounds like an excuse to sell hotels Metro ethernet services rather than a simple Comcast or fios connection. Most of the hotels that I work with currently are using Comcast or fios type pipes very few are on very robust networks such as metro ethernet. I would have to say that most of their hard costs are built into your hotel room stay

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