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01
August
2017

Part II – MTE Access Reform According to INCOMPAS

This is Part II of an extended entry to this blog on MTE Access Reform. Originally, I planned to make Part II a summary of filings by reform proponents in the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry (the “NOI”) in the Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments proceeding, with Part III a summary of filings by reform opponents, and so on. However, upon reading the filings by reform proponent INCOMPAS, the plan has evolved, because I believe that comments filed by INCOMPAS deserve particular attention. The plan will continue to evolve as we move forward.

Written by: Carl Kandutsch

26
July
2017

MDU Access Reform – Part I

Preface: This is Part I of an extended blog post concerning recent efforts to reform rules and policies pertaining to broadband service providers’ access to Multi-Tenant Environments (“MTEs”). Part I introduces the topic in a general way. Part II summarizes the position of those advocating MTE access reform, and Part III summarizes the position of those opposing reform. In Part IV we will attempt to summarize any conclusions that follow from the earlier discussion.

Written by: Carl Kandutsch Categories: uncategorized

07
July
2017

Question of the Day #4: What is a “bulk” service agreement and how does it differ from other access agreements?

A bulk service agreement differs from a non-bulk or “retail” agreement (also known as an “access agreement” or a “right of entry agreement”) in that under the former it is the property owner (or, in the case of a condominium or other common interest development, the homeowners’ association (“HOA”)) – and not the individual subscribing resident – that receives and pays the monthly invoice from the service provider.

Written by: Carl Kandutsch Categories: Question of the Day

30
June
2017

Saving Caesar

First published by Counterpunch at https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/30/saving-caesar/

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01
February
2017

A Gaza Photograph

When I first saw the photograph (referred to as “the Gaza photograph”) on July 29, the effect was of experiencing something overwhelming, as when some part of reality, or the reality of something in the world, or of the world itself, seems to bend and outstrip one’s capacity to understand – in this case, as if what I knew or thought I knew about the world in which I live were fundamentally inadequate. 

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01
February
2016

Question of the Day #3 -- What is an “ROE Agreement”?

When a service provider enters an MDU property for the purpose of providing services to residents, it is necessary and appropriate that the owner sign an ROE Agreement with the service provider because the service provider is entering, operating on and generating a profit on private property and the most basic characteristic of private property is the owner’s right to exclude . . .

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26
January
2016

Carl Kandutsch Writes on “Kenneth Noland’s Discovery”

Kenneth Noland famously declared that his breakthrough as a painter occurred when he “discovered the center of the canvas”[i] in the late 1950s. Noland’s “discovery” produced a series of well-known paintings executed between 1958 and 1962 based on the placement of concentric circles of various colors in varying widths radiating out from the exact center toward but never reaching the four edges of the picture, usually comprising a six-foot square. This essay addresses the question of what exactly Noland can be said to have “discovered” and why the concept of “discovery” is crucial in understanding the nature of modernist painting and sculpture . . .

Published on ABCRIT: https://abcrit.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/25-carl-kandutsch-writes-on-kenneth-nolands-discovery/

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14
January
2016

Question of the Day #2 -- What is “Inside Wiring”?

The concept of Inside Wiring is important for MDU owners because when dealing with cable television and broadband service providers because control over Inside Wiring often determines whether or not two or more service providers can co-exist and compete for subscribers in an MDU building.

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21
November
2015

Top 100 MDU Technology Provider

For the third consecutive year, Broadband Communities magazine has selected the Kandutsch Law Office as . . .

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10
November
2015

Question of the Day #1 -- What is an “MDU”?

“MDU” stands for “multi-dwelling unit”; an “MDU property” is a real estate development or complex that includes multi-dwelling units, such as apartments or condominium units.

The definition of “MDU” is important to service providers and to property owners because the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has promulgated rules governing certain aspects of the cable and broadband business for MDUs. The FCC rules focus on two areas . . .

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In wake of the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry called Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments, competitive access to multi-tenant properties is again a burning public policy issue. We intend to summarize the controversy in a series of blog entries in the coming weeks.

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