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Internet Service Deals With Building Landlords Get FCC Scrutiny

July 10, 2019, 5:36 PM

Service agreements between broadband providers like Comcast Corp. and the landlords of apartments and office buildings are going under the Federal Communications Commission’s microscope.

The agency voted 4-1 at its July 10 meeting to consider restricting or requiring disclosure of several types of deals, including ones in which an internet service provider compensates a building owner to get access to tenants.

The FCC seeks “further targeted comment on a variety of issues with the goal of increasing broadband competition and deployment,” agency chairman Ajit Pai said before the vote.

The commission also overruled part of a San Francisco law that...

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