Marriot Wifi

Care2, a pioneer for online advocacy, is celebrating Marriott International’s recent announcement that it will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of its properties. Randy Paynter, CEO of Care2, is now calling on the American Hospitality and Lodging Association to follow suit.

“We applaud Marriott International for taking the right course of action by dropping its petition to the FCC and pledging to not block guests’ personal Wi-Fi devices at its hotels,” Paynter said. “Care2 members are calling on the American Hospitality and Lodging Association to do the same and curb this disturbing attempt to obstruct hotel guests’ access to the Internet. We hope that the American Hospitality and Lodging Association heeds the call of over 13,000 Care2 members and remains committed to ethical standards of Internet freedom and customer choice.”

Marriott’s announcement comes on the heels of a Care2 campaign that called on the FCC to prohibit Marriott and the American Hospitality and Lodging Association’s from disabling the Wi-Fi devices that some patrons use to connect their computers to the Internet through cellular service companies. More than 13,000 supporters signed the Care2 petition delivered to the FCC.

The Care2 community includes 27 million people who are aim to make world-changing impacts by starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns to help individuals, animals and the environment.