Federal Communications Commission: Exclusive Service Contracts for Provision of Video Services in Multiple Dwelling Units and Other Real Estate Developments
GAO-08-406R: Jan 18, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rule on exclusive service contracts for provision of video services in multiple dwelling units and other real estate developments. GAO found that (1) the final rule prohibits the enforcement of existing exclusivity clauses and the execution of new exclusivity clauses in contracts between cable operators that provide video programming service and certain residential units, such as apartment or condominium buildings, and centrally managed real estate developments such as, gated communities, mobile home parks, and garden apartments; and (2) FCC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.