CPUC delays votes on copper network investigation, Comcast deal

by Steve Blum • , , , ,

The California Public Utilities Commission won’t, in all likelihood, be voting on either a proposal to stop a study of AT&T and Verizon’s wireline networks or on formally rejecting Comcast’s defunct request to buy Time Warner’s California cable systems and transfer Charter’s to its control. Both of those items were on the CPUC’s hold list this afternoon, and rescheduled for consideration in two weeks, at the 11 June 2015 meeting. Commissioner Mike Florio asked for the delay on the study vote; staff pulled the Comcast decision.

It’s not unheard of for a hold to be put on an item, and then released during the meeting, so it’s possible either could come up for discussion or a vote tomorrow. But it’s relatively rare.