Understanding FCC's Latest Multifamily Broadband Rules

SLAA News,

On February 15, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that impose the following regulations on housing provider-telecommunication services provider relationships:

1. Prohibit telecommunication services providers from entering into contracts with housing providers that contain exclusive and/or graduated revenue share agreements;

2. Require telecommunication services providers to disclose the presence of exclusive marketing arrangements to residents; and

3. Reaffirm the ban on sale-and-leaseback wiring practices.

These requirements went into effect on April 27, 2022 for new contracts and will take effect on September 26, 2022 for existing contracts.

The National Apartment Association hosted a webinar explaining the new rules and impact to the industry.

For questions on NAA's federal regulatory advocacy with the FCC, please reach out to Sam Gilboard, NAA's Senior Manager of Public Policy.

Inside The FCC’s Latest Multifamily Broadband Rules