[CalFiber] The latest in Sacramento

Sean McLaughlin sean at accesshumboldt.net
Wed Sep 2 15:17:02 PDT 2020

So ... is SB 1130 and related legislative efforts dead for this session?

We will be active in the CPUC proceedings to the extent we have capacity ...
already doing CASF and DIsaster relief / network resilience dockets ...

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On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 12:05 PM Stephen Blum <steveblum at tellusventure.com>

> Interesting group of respondents – all ILECs and electric IOUs, plus
> Charter and Cox, via their CPCN subsidiaries. No Comcast Phone, though –
> guessing that's a glitch.
> Central Coast Broadband Consortium will be active, too. Also in the new
> OII for CASF, approved last week. We – the consortia that actually work on
> deployment – should make a particular effort to differentiate between us
> and the consortia that CETF speaks for.
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> On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:41 AM Paul Goodman <paulg at greenlining.org>
> wrote:
>> Well, it looks like the Governor's Office and the CPUC have been
>> coordinating, because the CPUC is circulating this proposed Order
>> Instituting Rulemaking:
>> https://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Published/G000/M345/K842/345842782.PDF
>> Greenlining will be very active in this proceeding, and if folk are
>> interested in participating, I'd be happy to help folks who aren't familiar
>> with the process.
>> Paul
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 1:07 PM Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org> wrote:
>>> So since Friday midnight the following things happened:
>>> Governor's office and Senate leadership signed off on a package that
>>> Senator Gonzalez would have carried on the Assembly floor. It would have
>>> made some concessions on the programmatic changes but some major strides on
>>> the financing of the infrastructure at 100 mbps download minimums. Local
>>> govs would have been helped substantially to raised their own bonds to
>>> build fiber infrastructure, which made the programmatic concessions much
>>> less significant.
>>> AT&T and cable raised a fit about it and convinced the Speaker of the
>>> Assembly to block the effort.
>>> We're entering the final hours and EFF published this in the morning
>>> today as the Assembly reopens today to finish business.
>>> https://twitter.com/EFF/status/1300123516247785473?s=20
>>> We have a call action up too for people to directly call the Assembly to
>>> tell them to not leave town until they do something on digital divide
>>> https://act.eff.org/action/california-tell-your-assemblymembers-that-all-californians-deserve-21st-century-internet
>>> We basically need the Speaker to relent on holding off on any and all
>>> ideas/bills/proposals to move on the digital divide whether that's 1130 as
>>> it stands now or some last minute package deal of financing and improving
>>> CASF's metrics above what they are today (basically a merger of 11130,
>>> Governor's EO).
>>> If we're to get the Speaker to move at all, the California Assembly
>>> needs to feel the pressure today and tomorrow to do something on digital
>>> divide. That *something* will be either the package deal the
>>> Governor/Senate negotiated or a miniature version of that to keep things
>>> moving for 2021-2022 so that we aren't starting from zero in 2021. If we do
>>> start from zero, then the shame of doing nothing while saying no to every
>>> idea has to be felt by the Assembly throughout the remainder of the year.
>>> A lot of people are weighing in from all corners now with the Assembly,
>>> and we just gotta keep hammering them to produce something for 2020 and
>>> make it uncomfortable as possible the idea of witnessing the suffering and
>>> doing nothing for 2020.
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