No decision yet on investigating the condition of California copper

by Steve Blum • , , ,

A bid by CPUC president Michael Picker to stop an investigation into the state of AT&T’s and Verizon’s copper networks in California is on hold until late next month. The California Public Utilities Commission was due to vote on whether to cancel that network study this morning, but commissioner Catherine Sandoval asked that it be delayed until 23 July 2015. She’s the second commissioner to ask for more time to consider it – Mike Florio was the first – and she’s the one heading up a series of public meetings aimed at finding out what’s going on with Verizon’s network, as part of the CPUC’s review of Frontier Communications’ purchase of those wireline systems.