I recently looked at the relative increase in bandwidth you get by paying for premium internet access in Hampton Inns in the Boston area.
This evening, I’m at an Embassy Suites in west Omaha, and here is the updated data:
The Embassy Suites data is on the right, and you can see that the effective bandwidth is doubled, from under 3Mbps to 6Mbps+. However, in every case from the Hampton Inns, the cost of premium service was $4.95, and here at the Embassy Suites, it is $12.95.
While the Embassy Suites premium is a lot more expensive, it’s not a proportionate increase from the Internet offered by the Hampton Inns. Yes, it is a larger hotel, but then again, they have a lot more rooms to fold costs into. I’m not sure a more-than-double cost that doesn’t net a significant increase in bandwidth is worthwhile.