Hotelchatter points towards the bad deals in WiFi in US hotels. They should try Australia. For starters, if you can even get WiFi it’s a bonus. In the last 12 hotels I’ve stayed in, maybe 5 out of the 12 had it (admitedly they were all in Perth). Of those who had it, none where free. Prices ranged between $12-$25 AUD per hour to hook up. I kid you not. Of the hotels that didn’t have WiFi, some had old fashioned hook up your network connection (cable) broadband. Cheapest was about $12 (AUD) an hour. Dearest came in at $25/ hour.
The yanks have really got it good 🙂