In recent news, CNN reported how the FCC is cracking down on hotels blocking guests’ Wi-Fi connections during events, following a complaint from a hotel event attendee. The FCC’s responsibilities include maintaining decency standards designed to protect the public good. Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc stated in a recent press release regarding this matter, “It is unacceptable for any hotel to intentionally disable personal hotspots while also charging consumers and small businesses high fees to use the hotel’s own Wi-Fi network. This practice puts consumers in the untenable position of either paying twice for the same service or forgoing Internet access altogether.”
Image Audiovisuals has worked with hotels on event AV for 20 years and facilitates Internet, rigging and power services. We negotiate group discounts or eliminate the Internet access fees all together by work directly with the hotel and putting together a RFP that specifically addresses these issues. Event planners can feel confident they are receiving the best value for AV and Internet by partnering with Image Audiovisuals.