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Free Wi-Fi at luxury Marriott hotels--for some
Free Wi-Fi at luxury Marriott hotels--for some

Federal regulators fined Marriott International $600,000 last month for using a jamming device to block a hotel visitor from using a personal hotspot device while the hotel charged to use its wireless Internet. Now, the giant Maryland-based hospitality company is announcing free wi-fi for, well, some of its guests. Starting Jan. 15, members of Marriott’s loyalty rewards program will get access to free in-room wi-fi at the company’s eight luxury brand hotels, including the JW Marriott, Gaylord Hotels and the Ritz-Carlton. Standard wi-fi is already free at the mid-price and budget brands like Courtyard by Marriott and Springhill Suites by Marriott. In fact, free wi-fi is...

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