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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.

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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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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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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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