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CALTEL 2019 Regulatory and Legislative Initiatives

 

California PUC Proceedings

 

- CALTEL is actively participating in the CPUC investigation that is assessing the benefits of a comprehensive statewide database of pole and conduit infrastructure, and in the related rulemaking that is considering revisions to rules and regulations to improve competitive access to poles, conduits and rights-of-way

 

- CALTEL is also participating in the CPUC rulemaking that is considering changes to the Rule 20A undergrounding program, and filed joint comments with AT&T and Frontier addressing the need for undergrounding funding to cover the costs of relocating all aerial facilities, including those used to provide telephone and broadband services

 

- CALTEL is continuing to participate in the CPUC rulemaking that is reviewing rules and processes dealing with the confidentiality of information provided by CALTEL members to the CPUC

 

- CALTEL is continuing to advocate that the CPUC revisit and reverse its 2014 preliminary determination not to open the territories of the small rural ILECs to wireline competition

 

- CALTEL is also participating in a number of other PUC proceedings

  

FCC Proceedings

 

- CALTEL filed comments opposing a forbearance petition filed by USTelecom that seeks to eliminate the unbundling obligations of AT&T and Frontier, including access to last-mile copper loops

 

- CALTEL is participating in several other FCC proceedings, including opposing a petition that requests the FCC to preempt a San Francisco ordinance that promotes competitive choice for Internet services in multi-tenant buildings

 

Legislation 

 

 - CALTEL will seek amendments to AB 281 that ensure that any mandated or accelerated plans to relocate aerial utility infrastructure does not have a negative impact on broadband deployment or competitive choice for California consumers

 

-  CALTEL will continue to work with industry coalitions and members of the legislature to review bills and to advocate on behalf of its member companies and their customers 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Sarah DeYoung,
Executive Director
50 California Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

Email: deyoung@caltel.org
Phone: 925-465-4396

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