Thursday, March 20, 2008

Exclusive Property Access Regulation

The FCC has released its Report & Order concerning exclusivity in MDU property access. In other words, MDU (apartments and condos) owners and managers cannot make exclusive deals with carriers for access into the dwellings. Previously, cable companies had exclusive deals as the sole provider, but of course rules that exclude the ILEC are unfair. (Rules that give ILEC's exclusive are fair). So they complained to the ILEC loving Commish and got the ruling in October.

BroadbandReports has an article on it.

Promotion of Competitive Networks in Local Telecommunications Markets, First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WT Docket No. 99-217, 15 FCC Rcd 22983 (2000)

James Moskowitz of Fleischman and Harding, a leading telecommunications lawyer, offers some insight into the ruling at Broadband Properties magazine.

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