FCC loosens cable hold on MDUs

The Federal Communications Commission followed up on rampant speculation and changed the rules for TV services delivered to multi-dwelling unit (MDU) buildings, such as apartment buildings. The new policy keeps cable TV companies from forging exclusive contracts with MDU building owners.

At least 17 states already bar service providers from pursuing exclusive MDU deals, so the FCC order reflects market trends. With as much as 30 percent of U.S. residents living in buildings that qualify as MDUs, the opening up of this cable TV sector stronghold could have a significant impact on telco-cable competition.

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