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Even the Super Rich Want Free Wi-Fi in Hotels

When is the travel industry going to catch on?
Photo illustration: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg; sign: Getty Images; hotel: David Madison/Getty Images

Check into any middling U.S. hotel and chances are good that the Wi-Fi is free. Have a white-gloved butler escort you to the Penthouse suite, however, and your lavish lodgment may well bill you for Internet access.

The wealthiest among us have noticed this disconnect, and they are not pleased.