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Starwood, Intel bring Wi-Fi to hotels

Hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and chipmaker Intel announced Wednesday an agreement to make wireless Internet access available in more than 150 Sheraton, Westing and W hotels in the United States. The companies will begin setting up 802.11b, or Wi-Fi, wireless networks in March. The move targets business travelers with notebooks that have Wi-Fi capability.

Intel has been working to build in the wireless networking technology to its notebook processors. The chipmaker's Centrino mobile technology will include the Pentium M processor, a chipset and a Wi-Fi module.