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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Multifamily Broadband Council has been hard at work in support of our petition asking the FCC to preempt Article 52 of the San Francisco Police Code. Thank you to all of of our members who were able to submit comments of support.
Here’s where things shake out so far. In our initial round of comments that were due in May, 26 parties filed in the opening round. Opponent commenters had six comments against our petition. The remaining twenty commenters were in support of our FCC preemption request, and generally consisted of service providers and real estate or property management companies, along with a few trade associations.
REPLIES TO COMMENTS
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 ... "
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:
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 ...
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