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PRESS RELEASE: MBC Asks FCC to Overturn San Francisco Ordinance

Published February 27th, 2017 by Valerie

The Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC), which represents small, independent communications companies that provide broadband-related services to multifamily communities and their vendors, has filed two petitions with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) challenging Article 52 of the San Francisco Police Code.

Is Cell Phone Coverage A Disconnect for Residents?

Published December 1st, 2016 by Valerie

Several remedies for poor cellphone signals exist – but there’s no silver bullet.

By Valerie M. Sargent / Multifamily Broadband Council

"When I moved into my current home, I was frustrated to find that my cellphone, which had worked at my previous location, did not work well in my new neighborhood. I eventually had to switch cellphone carriers – after talking to neighbors and ensuring my chosen carrier had a strong signal – so that I had a workable phone at home ... "

ALERT: MBC Responds to Proposed San Francisco Ordinance Affecting MDU Wiring

Published November 28th, 2016 by Valerie

As we let you know previously, there is a proposed ordinance for the city and county of San Francisco that would give control of the MDU wiring to the residents as opposed to the owners, potentially impacting service providers and owners alike, which is a major concern for our industry as far as precedents are concerned. 

Multifamily Broadband Council's Government Relations Committee has been formulating MBC's formal response to this issue that is being fast-tracked this week in San Francisco. MBC is against this ordinance for the following reasons:

ALERT: Proposed San Francisco Ordinance Jeopardizes MDU Owner Wiring Control

Published November 1st, 2016 by Valerie

There is currently a proposed ordinance for the city of San Francisco that would give control of the MDU wiring to the residents as opposed to the owners. The opening of the ordinance reads:

“Ordinance amending the Police Code to prohibit owners of multiple occupancy buildings from interfering with the choice of communications services providers by occupants, establish requirements for communications services providers to obtain access to multiple occupancy buildings, and establish remedies for violation of the access requirement.”

Obviously this is something that would impact service providers and owners alike. As the voice of the industry in the MDU space ... 

MBC 2016 Conference Details - Broadband Communities

Published August 24th, 2016 by Valerie

Broadband Communities recently published a guest post from Multifamily Broadband Council with regard to our upcoming conference in November. Read Join Us at the MBC Conference and find out about the history of the event and the exciting things we will be addressing in Dallas November 16-17, 2016. See you there!

Wi-Fi Over DOCSIS

Published July 28th, 2016 by Valerie

In the July issue of Broadband Communities, MBC Technology Committee member Jim Clark of Harmonic, Inc., tackles the topic of Managed Wi-Fi, and shares some strategies on how it can be implemented affordably over existing coax. 

FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Appeals Court

Published June 15th, 2016 by Valerie

It was a split decision that upheld the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules that were originally brought via the Open Internet Order of June 2015. Opponents cite paid prioritization and the imposing of common carriage laws on Internet networks as some reasons why appeals will likely continue. For more details on the ruling, visit Consumerist

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