I am sure property owners love internet charges. I routinely insist they come off the bill. And they do. When I have Gold status -- about half of the time -- they come off routinely.
Biggest offender: Courtyard Stapleton in Denver. The so-called high speed internet service crawls at 1.5 to 3 mbs.
Does Marriott intend to charge for toilet paper? Light bulbs? Electricity in the room? Sheets?
Then why try to charge for internet service? And if it is not 100 mb or higher, trying to charge for it is both an insult and a bad joke.
allentelluide You have to be careful about expectations from various "Marriott" facilities. Generally, regarding internet charges, Marriott Platinum members, most always, and often Gold, are not charged (upon check out) for these. The same applies to access to concierge lounge, free breakfasts, etc. Marriott Resorts often have different amenities and so do those hotels which are "franchise" - not strictly owned/operated by Marriott. For instance, the Marriott Hotel in downtown Augusta, GA, which is a franchise facility.
So, therefore, you might want to inquire in advance before booking your reservation.