Apartment industry looks cautiously at broadband

Property owners weigh costs, benefits of high-speed Internet

A year or so ago, it wasn’t surprising to see new tenants rushing to sign up for new digital cable services or ordering high-speed DSL. That was the reality, until recently.

Today, the apartment and condominium industry looks a bit different, with a slowly recovering economy and ongoing cost-cutting measures pushing some to take a step back from the broadband revolution.