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Re: HOA's are discriminated against as well
They would just do it like regular single-family residences, where you can get cable or DSL. The cable and phone lines have been around for a while.
Satellite is the tricky part, since if the HOA owns the outside of the building, you might not be able to mount a dish. Of course, if the customer owns the outside of the building, they are protected by OTARD, which is one of the few laws I've ever read that is actually extremely clear and protects the consumer.
Santa Monica, CA
Sorry, but that's why you buy a single-family residence, hopefully not in an HOA. (One of our local SFR HOAs exists to make sure you tend your garden ... they'll seed, water and mow your lawn if you don't!!)
Those who buy into a condo are deliberately entering into a communal arrangement, subjecting themselves to the governance of the condo board, in order to derive the common benefits; those who rent an apartment entrust the management to oversee certain common facilities.
I'm not a fan of communal / group arrangements, and I hope to exit the planet without ever residing in a condo. But if I did, I would not act surprised when the condo board created significant restrictions "for my benefit". I'd much rather rent - a single landlord is much easier to handle; they want your business, and aim to please.