Real Estate & Communications and IT Alert: Federal Communications Commission Strikes Down Lease Restrictions on Wi-Fi Antennas


The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") recently issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order ("Order") that strikes down an attempt by the Massachusetts Port Authority ("Massport"), which operates Logan Airport in Boston, to limit a tenant's ability to operate a Wi-Fi antenna to provide free wireless Internet access service to the tenant's customers and employees. The case has important implications for landlord-tenant relations with regard to Wi-Fi and other small antennas referred to as over-the-air reception devices ("OTARDs"), which are regulated by the FCC.

Please see this Mintz Levin Alert for the details of the FCC's decision

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