Can Mgmt. Dictate Who Provides Internet Service?
I recently moved to a new (different) complex. Found out when signing the lease that the management here forbids the internet provider I had been using (SBC aka AT&T); they said something about SBC having messed up the lines in their phone room in the past, so they no longer allow them on the property. The manager also told me that if I plugged in my computer and it worked on SBC, then that was ok.
1. I'm confused. If they don't allow SBC on the premises, how do I get SBC service? I've had SBC DSL in the last 2 apartments I've lived in, and nobody had to come to my apartment to do anything with the lines -- don't know if they had to do something elsewhere on the property though?
2. Is it legal for the complex (or manager) to dictate who does (or doesn't) provide internet service? Where would I go to file a complaint?
I have Comcast at the moment, but haven't yet given up my SBC account (and beloved email addresses).
I'm in California if that matters. Thanks!