Decision on CPUC investigation into state of copper phone networks delayed until next month

by Steve Blum • , , ,

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold off on deciding whether to halt or accelerate an investigation of the condition of Verizon’s and AT&T’s copper telephone systems in the state. It was one of two major broadband decisions on tomorrow’s agenda – the other is how to wind down the review of the now-defunct Comcast – Time Warner – Charter mega-deal – but was pulled this afternoon and rescheduled to 13 August 2015.

The reason given was that there hadn’t been enough time for all concerned to review the alternate language proposed by commissioners Mike Florio and Catherine Sandoval. The California public utilities code sets a minimum of 30 days unless it’s an emergency, which it isn’t in this case. The alternate was released on 3 July 2015.