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PRESS RELEASE: MBC Joins Forces with WISPA for Multifamily Track at WISPAPALOOZA 2018

Published April 24th, 2018 by Valerie

Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/24/2018 --Multifamily Broadband Council ("MBC"), the only trade association dedicated to representing and serving broadband vendors, independent service providers and property owners/managers with the deployment of competitive broadband video and IP services at multifamily communities, is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association ("WISPA") to host a dedicated Multifamily track on October 10, 2018 at the upcoming WISPAPALOOZA 2018 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

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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 ... 

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

Charter - Time Warner $78 Billion Merger

Published June 3rd, 2016 by Valerie

Despite public criticism and a civil lawsuit brought by the Justice Department's Anti-Trust division, in late April the FCC approved the merger that would make Charter Communications the second dominant broadband provider next to Comcast, with its purchase of Time Warner and absorption of Brighthouse Networks. Conditions on the deal include ...

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