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




 - 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 







Contact Information

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

Phone: 925-465-4396

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