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A paper that analyzes the differences in subscription rates of fixed terrestrial broadband in multi-tenant environments (MTE) against those of non-MTEs. The authors also looked at the effect of mandatory access laws on subscription rates in MTEs.
This story focuses on Reflection St. Pete, a luxury condominium building in St. Petersburg, Florida, that is being built with gigabit fiber and a Wi-Fi system that will keep residents connected throughout the entire property.
An article from October 2021 that looks at how the rise in multiple-dwelling-unit construction represents an opportunity for broadband deployers, particularly smaller companies who can use federal dollars to deliver fiber more cost-effectively.
This article describes how broadband has become an important amenity in multiple-dwelling units. The author cites a report stating that prospective tenants are likely to choose buildings where broadband is bundled with their rent, and discusses how buildings are being graded on their connectivity.
This blog from June 2020 argues for the creation of a broadband competition policy agenda and details how governments can specifically encourage competition. The author recommends five methods: focus federal dollars on higher speeds than 25/3 Mbps, encourage concepts like open-access and municipal experimentation, allow people living in multi-tenant buildings to choose providers, empower community institutions to allow private ISPs to use their buildings to branch out into neighborhoods, and gather pricing data to help consumers make better choices.
This press release tells of affordable high-speed internet finally being accessible to 225 households in Lexington Village, an apartment complex in Cleveland. Funding for the project came from US Ignite and the National Science Foundation.
This amendment to the San Francisco Police Code prohibits owners of multiple occupancy buildings from preventing occupants from choosing their own communications services provider. The ordinance also establishes requirements for providers to access the buildings and creates penalties for owners who do not comply.
This piece from The Benton Institute examines the ways governments can ensure competitive choices for renters in multi-tenant environments (MTE), as the lack of competition contributes to the nation's broadband affordability challenges. The author recommends that Congress and the FCC act on anticompetitive practices and prohibit contracts that discourage access to broadband, and that state and local governments lower the barrier to entry.
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