said by elwoodblues: said by yyzlhr:
Looks like Beanfield is offering IPTV and phone services as well. Will Bell and Rogers even bother laying their infrastructure in these buildings?
Sure they will, they'll
provide incentives to the building manager/condo board to make them exclusive.
An rental apartment block is run at the management's discretion. For a condo building, in Ontario, it's a lot easier to deal with the builder. Basically if a condo building has a cable/internet/phone deal, it's almost impossible to get rid of. If it doesn't have such a contract, it's almost impossible to put in place. IANAL (I Am Not A Lawyer). Consult a real one if you're involved in a case. Here's a general outline...
•The Condominium Act is online at »www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ··· 19_e.htm
•Section 22 (1) »www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ··· tm#s22s1
defines telecommunications agreement
•Section 22 (2) says that the board may make such an agreement with or without a by-law, ***BUT***...
•Section 22 (3) says
(3) Subsections 97 (3), (4), (5) and (6) apply to an agreement described in subsection (2) as if it were a change in a service that a corporation provides to the owners. 1998, c. 19, s. 22 (3).
•Section 97 (3) »www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ··· tm#s97s3
lists the required notice to be sent out to owners.
•Section 46 »www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ··· tm#s46s1
describes the procedure for owners of 15% (or more) of the suites to force a special meeting. If owners of 15% of units do not sign the request, the agreement goes through.
•If a special meeting is forced, the proposed by-law or board resolution is voted on at the special meeting.
•If the service change meets specific criteria for "substantial change" as per section 97 (6) then it requires approval of 2/3rd (i.e. 66 and 2/3rd per cent of *ALL* units (not just the ones that show up at the meeting)