Time Warner Cable alleges company rebroadcast cable modem service to apartment dwellers: An Internet firm and apartment complex have been sued by Time Warner Cable for using Wi-Fi access points to bring access to its Road Runner cable modem service to residents. Even worse, the cable company claims that the service was running on free subscriptions given to building superintendents.
This might wind up testing whether Internet sharing is actually something that a contract with an operator can restrict as a matter of law. But if the allegations prove true, this seems clearly a problem since the provide is allegedly reselling service. Sharing might wind up being okay, but not selling.
All cable companies always gave cable service, and somtimes pays like HBO etc. to the building supers. Then they could count on them for the move ins and outs and box recovery without a truck roll. Not all cable cos are interested in letting the wifi guys make a buck, yet they can not possibly service this large market.