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Technology and Telecommunications
Apartment residents increasingly want more, better, and faster telecommunications services, making reliable, competitively priced telecommunications services a priority for apartment firms. NMHC works to keep firms informed of the latest developments and to advocate on behalf of the industry with Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.
On February 21, NMHC filed comments on behalf of the industry at the FCC on their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Preventing Digital Discrimination.
What This Means: With the support of NMHC members and suppliers of the industry, NMHC once again provided data driven comments to the Commission arguing that property owners are stakeholders who work tirelessly to ensure access to high speed and reliable broadband services for apartment renters.
This report includes survey results from over 60 technology leaders in the industry, a significantly higher amount than in the 2020 survey. And much of the data is broken out by company size to give more accurate and appropriate benchmarks. The report is provided once again as a free benefit to NMHC members.
The multifamily rental housing industry is concerned about several ordinances that have been introduced or enacted in localities across the country that could limit a property owner’s ability to manage communications services for their apartment communities. Members and other industry stakeholders can use this resource to advocate on behalf of the industry as these issues emerge in their communities.
On February 15, 2022, the FCC issued a Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling in a proceeding that apartment owners have been watching closely for nearly five years. To help NMHC members navigate the new rule and better understand the real-world implications of the changes, NMHC’s outside FCC Counsel, Matt Ames of Hubacher, Ames and Taylor crafted a comprehensive resource document.
To help NMHC members navigate the new rule and better understand the real-world implications of the changes, NMHC’s outside FCC Counsel, Matt Ames of Hubacher, Ames and Taylor crafted a comprehensive guidance document.