San Francisco Legislative Update (2016): Landlord Discrimination in Internet Service Providers Prohibited


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Ordinance 250-16, prohibiting ISP monopolies in “multiple occupancy buildings” (meaning more than four residential units), in what the SF Chronicle believes to be the first of its kind enacted by a U.S. city.

Ordinance 250-16 adds article 52 to the SF Police Code and mandates such bold edicts as “No property owner shall interfere with the right of an occupant to obtain communications services from the communications services provider of the occupant’s choice”.