SF's new "ISP neutrality" """rules""".
I have a long time friend that recently inherited the management of a 2000+ unit apartment complex, built back in the 1980's. It has seen little 'love' (a quaint real estate term) since it was built, and it has slowly deteriorated due to neglect by the increased shareholder value types that have previously owned/managed it.
Their buildings are in need of a serious makeover, and he wonders IF the recent purchasers (his employer) are going to invest in the property, or, like the others, continue to milk that cash cow.
In terms of getting higher rents, he is up against much newer, and better maintained properties, who can command the additional rent.
While cable internet IS available at the property edge, trenching it to the interior buildings is expensive because everything on that site is underground. One of the deficiencies is the complex's OLD MATV system, which has been damaged by careless workers over the past three decades, and suffers from all kinds of problems, and most likely could not be adapted to run cable TV.
He has a list of proposed improvements to the property, but, he is almost certain that the exchange between himself, and his bosses will be along the lines of:
Him: "Here are the proposed improvements to the complex that I feel are needed to better position ourselves against our competitors."
Boss: "How much will it cost?"
Him: "It will cost $X."
Boss: "We can't afford that, there is no ROI in increasing our CAPEX. You will have to make do without, (sound of Boss striking out more than 3/4 of the items on the list) these."
Him: "Then it is not worth the effort." (saying to himself - 'Better find a new job, pronto'!)