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February oral arguments set for appeal of FCC pole ownership preemption 11 December 2019, by Steve Blum -

Los angeles streetlight cell 1 23oct2019

We might know by next summer if local governments will be able to lease public property, such as street lights, at fair market rates to private wireless companies, or whether those rates will be capped at $270 per pole per year.

The challenge by cities and counties to the Federal Communications Commission’s preemption of local ownership of public assets in ... continue reading »

Political dreams, not business sense drive plan for public takeover of PG&E 10 December 2019, by Steve Blum -

Glinda the good witch

It’s not a co-op, despite being “customer owned”. It’s not a utility district or a municipal utility, despite operating “as though it were a public agency”. And it’s certainly not a profit making company. Which leaves wide open the question of what kind of organisational beast San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo and 113 other northern California elected officials think will take over Pacific Gas and Electric’s operations ... continue reading »

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