In 1996 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed the Over-the-Air-Reception Devices [OTARD] Rule. This rule states that whether you own or rent, you have the legal right to receive wireless internet service. Installation of these devices is allowed on tenants’ respective “separate interests” (their lots or units), as well as exclusive use common areas such as patios or balconies. If you are a renter of a single-family home, you are allowed to install the equipment on the roof since you have exclusive use of that space.
If you are in a multi-unit building, the [OTARD] rule does not apply to common areas, such as the roof, the hallways, the walkways or the exterior walls of a condominium or apartment building. Since our equipment needs to be installed on the roof of the building, you will need to secure your landlord/property manager permission for the installation.
For more details – including information on limitations, maintenance, and unreasonable installation delays – review the links below: