In the ongoing debate on whether it should be free this article outlines some of the ways it can be through group negotiations, but also provides details on why hotels would rather not eliminate the cash cow that Internet is for them. http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2010-01-25-hotelwifi25_ST_N.htm
Kindly repost the URL for the article
"Corporate business travel managers are taking advantage of the downturn in travel to negotiate the prized service"
Let's hope that complimentary internet for Elite is the next wave of this trend