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Re: I Want A DSL Connection: My Landlord Says No

Posted by Mark Smith on February 06, 2000 at 20:38:20:

In Reply to: I Want A DSL Connection: My Landlord Says No posted by Frederick De Naples on February 06, 2000 at 19:53:11:

Is it possible for you to use a cable modem? Time Warner, Cablevision, and RCN offer them in parts of New York City.

You could go to the New York Public Service Commission and/or to the Federal Communications Commission to see if they can help you with the DSL line, and possibly with the cable modem.

: Though my landlord is usually quite human, he's become mule-headed about letting Bell Atlantic. install the necessary wiring for a DSL connection. The building's phone lines are as old as the building, which was built in the early 1900s, and the landlord fears that new wiring might damage the fragile old lines (it's happened before, he claims).
: A previous response on TenantNet (see link) advised someone in a similar situation to run the line himself. Can I really do that? I'd have to run the line down the exterior of the building and get it close to the basement--which is where I'd have to ask permission to get inside, find the right connection on the phone box, etc.

: I'm not sure where my right to a DSL connection ends and my landlord's right to keep his phone lines as-is begins.

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