CPUC hints at new middle mile policy for subsidised broadband projects

15 September 2013 by Steve Blum
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Section of coastal fiber route claimed by both KRRBI and NCC.

The Karuk and Yurok tribes on California’s far northern coast are asking for $6.6 million from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to build an 82 mile fiber backbone to an existing Internet hub and then build out last mile wireless connections to 814 homes and businesses scattered across rugged inland terrain. A draft resolution released on Friday by California Public Utilities Commission staff recommends approving the money, which represents just over half of the total cost of the project.… More