Despite FCC Ban, Member Must Pay for Cable

A Philadelphia municipal judge recently ruled in favor of a condo association against a member who refused to pay his cable TV bills. The member claimed that the association violated the FCC ban on exclusive cable deals. He argued that the association gets bulk billing from Comcast, forcing all owners to pay for “basic” cable, whether they want it or not. The judge ruled that there was no FCC violation—that the association's cable contract doesn't prohibit a condo owner from getting another cable provider—although he would have to pay two cable bills.


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