Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments Compliance Guide

In this Report and Order, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to promote competitive choice of communications services for those living and working in multiple tenant environments (MTEs), and to address practices that undermine longstanding rules promoting competition in
multiple tenant environments. Specifically the FCC adopted rules to (1) prohibit providers from entering into certain types of revenue sharing agreements with MTE owners, and (2) require providers to disclose the existence of exclusive marketing arrangements they have with MTE owners in simple, easy-to-understand language. Exclusive and graduated revenue sharing and exclusive marketing arrangements reduce the opportunities for competitive providers to offer service to MTE tenants. Further, the use of these practices impedes the ability of other communications providers to access MTEs. This Guide is  intended to help small entities—small businesses, small organizations (non-profits), and small governmental jurisdictions—comply with the revised rules. This Guide is not intended to replace or supersede these rules, but to facilitate compliance with the rules.

Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments