Legal Hot Spot? Presidential Debate Wi-Fi

Legal Hot Spot? Presidential Debate Wi-Fi

According to Nielsen, 84 million watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the presidential debate earlier this week. Also potentially facing off: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Hofstra University after the debate host insisted that news outlets pay $200 for Wi-Fi access instead of using their own hot spot or network.

According to Ars Technica, not only were the journalists asked to “fork over” the money but also they could get “tossed” if they were discovered using their own connection and refused to comply. Insult to injury: The system allegedly went down.

Ars cited a previous case in 2014 when the FCC fined Marriott $600,000 for jamming guests’ personal Wi-Fi hot spots at a branch.

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