CPUC confronts California’s “monopolised” broadband market, despite “imaginary” and “perverse” federal policy
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With the intent to “effectively deploy quality, affordable, and reliable broadband to all Californians”, the California Public Utilities Commission voted on Thursday to break the grip of telecommunications monopolies and change the way the industry is structured, incentivised and regulated.
It’s the CPUC’s response to governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order directing state agencies to fix California’s broadband deficit.
Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves, who is leading the effort, explained the reasoning behind it in stark terms…
It’s not really focused on how we are improving our current failed system, but it’s really asking what the different ways and approaches we can take to systemically change our current system around providing the critical service of Internet.