JUNE 1, 2007 -- The Federal Communications Commission (search for FCC) yesterday took action to ensure that consumers in multi-unit buildings enjoy the benefits of increased competition in telephone and video service offerings.
The Commission says it has eliminated barriers to competitive entry in multi-unit buildings where a new entrant seeks to compete against an incumbent provider. New entrants to the video services and telephony markets should not be prevented from competing for consumers in multi-unit buildings based on costly and inefficient industry practices, notes the Commission.
Specifically, the Commission clarified that:
By removing economic and operational barriers to infrastructure investment in the communications market, the Commission believes its action furthers the opportunity for consumers to enjoy the social and economic benefits of communications services competition.