2018 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 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 protested PG&E’s application for a CLEC CPCN and is advocating for conditions that would ensure that PG&E does not discriminate in favor of its CLEC business unit in providing access to essential pole and conduit infrastructure  

- CALTEL is continuing its advocacy 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 is opposing a Section 10 Forbearance Petition filed by USTelecom in May that would eliminate access to last-mile unbundled copper loops and dark fiber dedicated transport, both of which are used by competitive providers to provide voice and high-speed broadband services to hundreds of thousands of residential and business customers in California

- CALTEL is participating in a number of 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 is sponsoring a Resolution that confirms the Legislature’s commitment to streamline processes for and remove barriers to the competitive deployment of wireline broadband services, including encouraging the CPUC to give high priority to the issues being considered in the pole and conduit investigation and rulemaking 

- CALTEL is supporting legislation that puts in place open Internet protections (Net Neutrality)

- CALTEL is opposing legislation that would renew the California High Cost Funds A and B unless it is amended to require the CPUC to open the territories of the Small Independent ILECs to wireline competition

 - 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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