Defend ISP Choice for San Francisco Renters

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San Francisco is one of the few places in the United States with significant broadband competition, but many renters are barred from taking advantage of alternatives to large Internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T. Many landlords agree to restrict tenants’ choice of ISP in exchange for kickbacks from the favored provider.

Please urge the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to stand up for broadband competition.

On Tuesday, December 6, the Board will consider a proposed ordinance that would require landlords of multi-unit buildings to honor reasonable requests to allow service by any state-accredited ISP a tenant chooses.

Local ordinances like the one that’s been proposed in San Francisco are particularly important in light of speculation over what changes the next administration might make at the FCC. If the FCC’s Open Internet Order doesn’t survive or goes unenforced, then local provisions protecting competition can help deter ISP discrimination that violates net neutrality principles.

Let's help strengthen broadband competition in San Francisco. Please contact your Supervisor and urge them to support the new ordinance (File #161110, “Choice of Communications Services Providers in Multiple Occupancy Buildings”).

You can also use the links at the right to reach out to the Board on Twitter.

  • District 1 / Eric Mar: (415) 554-7410
  • District 2 / Mark Farrell: (415) 554-7752
  • District 3 / Aaron Peskin: (415) 554-7450
  • District 4 / Katy Tang: (415) 554-7460
  • District 5 / London Breed: (415) 554-7630
  • District 6 / Jane Kim: (415) 554-7970
  • District 7 / Norman Yee: (415) 554-6516
  • District 8 / Scott Wiener: (415) 554-6968
  • District 9 / David Campos: (415) 554-5144
  • District 10 / Malia Cohen: (415) 554-7670
  • District 11 / John Avalos: (415) 554-6975

We won!

We did it! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that will address the problem of landlords unfairly restricting their tenants’ choice of Internet service providers.