Landlords, ISPs team up to rip off tenants on broadband

Exclusive agreements between landlords and ISPs mean many tenants in apartment buildings have only one choice of broadband service provider. The FCC banned such pacts nearly a decade ago, but it left a glaring loophole.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.