FCC on wifi at hotel

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:38:10 -0500
From: Jared Mauch <jared@puck.nether.net>
Subject: Re: FCC on wifi at hotel

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  I do suggest reading this. They can not legally bar you from
using the devices. They can charge you outrageous fees to get to/from
the MMR or telco demarc and make it prohibitively expensive.

  It may also be problematic to be held hostage showing up
and them saying that no, you can not install your equipment while you
hire a lawyer to explain to them that you are violating FCC fules
for the "OTARD rules".

  - Jared

Note well that the 'OTARD rules' do *NOT* apply to an organization holding
a meeting at a hotel, or other meeting/convention facility.

I quote:
   For the OTARD rules to apply, the antenna must be installed "on property
   within the exclusive use or control of an antenna user where the user
   has a direct or indirect ownership or leasehold interest in the property"
   upon which the antenna is located.

An orgaization contractig for the short-term use of a meeting facility has
_no_ such 'ownership or leashold' interest in the property.