In 2020, nearly 4 million cable/satellite television subscriptions were cancelled as consumers made the switch to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney +. 

While most consumers currently use wires for broadband internet service,this is changing as consumers now favor wireless broadband internet.

In 1996, the FCC adopted the Over the Air Reception Device Rule, or OTARD rule. In short, the OTARD rule prohibits homeownersassociations and condominium associations from placing restrictions on residents which impede the installation, maintenance, or use of satellite dishes, TV antennas, or wireless cable antennas.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made an important change to its Over-the-Air Reception Device rule, which now ncludes small antennas used for wireless internet in the list of other antennas community associations must allow, preempting any local laws or community association rules related to antennas.  

Luckily, boards do not need to spend money on a rule change, they just need to comply. 

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