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Pillows & Ports

Hotel high-speed hookups are catching on-slowly.

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Just a few years ago, a hotel could call itself "wired" if it offered a dedicated phone line for an Internet or fax connection. Today, being wired means something entirely different.

The newest properties are opening with rooms featuring dedicated, high-speed Internet connections at T-1 speeds-that's about 100 times faster than the fastest phone modem-or higher. And existing hotels are retrofitting their rooms to accommodate a surging demand for fast Net access.

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