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The 75-Year Broadband Contract
Homeowners lament exclusive development deals...
by Karl Bode 12:26PM Monday May 21 2007
The Washington Post has more (we mentioned this earlier this month) on exclusive broadband development deals that lock homeowners into one broadband provider. Users in Loudoun County, Virginia, have been complaining that they're forced to pay $150 monthly in homeowner association fees for a capped FTTH triple play service from OpenBand they say is unreliable and overpriced. The development lured many residents to the suburbs with the promise of faster speed, and now they're locked into a 75-year contract for a service with frequent disconnects, according to the Post.

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