Hotel Wi-Fi Costs
Hotel WiFi has been around a long, long time. Many businesses sold hotels expensive and complicated systems suggesting the hotel could charge for the service and make a new profit.
This went on for a quite a few years. However in internet years, it’s an eternity. Yet in those few years, from what we can tell, hotel WiFi has not improved one bit. Some might even say that as hotels look for new ways to monetise customers, WiFi has not only become more expensive, its performance has also been hijacked by unnecessary security practices.
Wi-Fi was for pro’s only
WiFi, was once the stuff of pros. We’d spend hundreds on wireless cards and patiently hunt for open networks just to get online. We envisioned a future when our cable and wireless companies would grant us hotspots virtually everywhere, when WiFi would blanket the planet and talk of wireless radio protocols would be the stuff of history.
And yet here we are, eight years later, and the majority of us are still on 3G while WiFi remains an expensive luxury with most of Langdon Court‘s competitors.
This was then, this is now – The modern world
Back in the day, hotel executives argued that WiFi infrastructure was expensive, and the costs had to be passed on to consumers until things evened out. It seems to me that things should have “evened out” by now, no? To the Hotels out there that do charge, haven’t you paid for your routers and switches already? We offer WiFi for free just fine, and even use it as a selling point. A fee is, well, it’s not cool. Shame on those hotels who still charge for it, we say.
As for security, is the double-walled password gate really necessary? Are you struggling with bands of wardialing yachters sucking up bandwidth and downloading, well you don’t have the correct system installed then. We suggest you speak to Tec Team about a managed unified wireless system like what we have.
At Langdon Court we are proud to say we have offered FREE Wi-Fi for over 5 years and will continue to do so.