US regulator bans exclusive block of flats telecoms deals

The US Federal Communication Commission has banned carriers from entering into exclusive contracts to provide telecoms services to blocks of flats, and prohibited enforcement of existing contracts that contain exclusivity provisions.

In a unanimous decision, the regulator stated that exclusive agreements hurt competition by preventing potential competitors from offering consumers “triple-play” offerings including voice, video and data service. The ruling will enable individual tenants to reach their own deals with service providers.

“People living in apartment buildings or condos shouldn’t be shackled to one provider,” stated Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, who added that the ruling will provide flat dwellers with “robust and fair competition.”

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