Cable operators use two wiring configurations to equip MDUs with the internal wiring needed to enable residents to provide wiring services: “loop through” and “non-loop through” wiring. A loop-through wiring configuration consists of a wire (the loop) that serves all MDU units. All units on the loop are limited to receiving the same cable service; As a result, loop-through configurations are rarely used. In some municipalities, the lack of choice (i.e. competition) is not a problem. For example, the choice among service providers is often less important for older people than for a younger, technically experienced population. And for a resident population that has no consumable income, the choice of elections is less important than a discount on services. For example, mass contracts are generally used in older and low-income housing units. In addition, large-scale agreements for condominiums (unlike rental properties) are often wise, because the management of a condominium is more democratic than the management of a dwelling complex. A tenant who pays a monthly rent may rebel (for example. B by moving or refusing to pay rent) with the prospect of paying for services he does not want, while the owner of a condominium participated (probably) in the democratic process that led to the execution of the mass contract for the whole municipality. Finally, mass agreements for a temporary community, such as student housing, are simply logical and practical, as residents are unable to commit to the one- or two-year time frame that cable and broadband companies normally need for individual customers. The FCC has not taken any action regarding the provision of internal wiring exclusively dedicated to the provision of Internet services.
Whether you should negotiate when installing the ownership of the internal wiring or for the procedures for replacing such wiring at the end of the service depends to a large extent on the specific facts of your respective agreement and the estimated costs associated with replacing some internal wiring if the incumbent provider removes it at the end of its wiring services. To take these factors into account, note that alternative service cable providers are able to connect to existing wiring (wiring inside a unit`s premises, which extends to a point of about 12 inches outside the unit) to provide wiring services to individual units. Although the FCC has not adopted rules providing internal wiring exclusively dedicated to the provision of Internet services, please note that FCC procedures may apply, at least in practice, to any internal wiring installed by a historical provider that provides both wiring and Internet services to MDU residents. In addition, it is not clear whether and how the FCC`s disposition procedures apply to internal wiring if you or one of your customers terminate the provider`s cable, but not Internet services, if you or one of your customers terminate the provider`s cable. In order to avoid uncertainty in this regard, it is helpful to ensure that your service contract with the supplier clearly and accurately defines the procedures applicable for the provision of the internal wiring of the historical supplier after the completion of one or both services of the supplier.