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December 08, 2012


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Andy, agree with what you are saying but it has also been observed that some hotels put their access points in a lousy fashion without proper planning, causing interference to each other. Another point is that the price charged should be reasonable as sometimes here in Europe hotels can charge 15 euros a day, which is too expensive. It has to be a balance between price and coverage.


I can say for Hilton that even if the hotel is a franchise there is still a standard across all of Hilton brands (Hampton Inn, Homewood, Doubletree, Embassy, Garden Inn, etc etc). Their "Stayconnected" program is managed by AT&T and all hotel guest networks are installed with the same standards and circuit sizes depending on the number of rooms or historical data. For some brands like Hampton Inn or Embassy Suites when the wireless is free to guests it is still not free to anyone that walks by the hotel and jumps on the network. You are required to enter a special code or to type in your First and Last name on the splash page.

There has also been talks that Hilton might offer a "Premium" solution if you would like to get your bandwidth bumped up and not be hampered by the default rate limits.

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