FCC overrides SF prohibition on sharing interior wiring

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by bbusby » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 am
I don't understand how sharing interior wiring would be "discouraging competition." Quite to the contrary, it seems like all connectivity suppliers would be vying for multi-family dwelling customers. See:

https://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc-p ... 8121621164
by parker_day » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:34 pm
The current FCC are so disingenuous - it's really frustrating to see. This is just a way for Verizon and AT&T to protect their margins and keep competition out.
by dane » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:32 pm
The FCC's declaratory ruling preempts San Francisco's ordinance to the degree that it requires the sharing of "in-use" wiring. That's very narrow - if the wiring is in use, it's not usable by a competitor. And for Sonic, we deploy new fiber, so we don't use existing wiring, in-use or not.

In parallel, the FCC opened up a notice of proposed rulemaking, to examine a wide array of competitive barriers to entry. These include exclusive marketing agreements and other structures that impede our access. I'm really please to see the FCC taking up these issues.

See: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments ... 8068A1.pdf
Dane Jasper
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