[CalFiber] Reminder: Meeting this Friday at 2 pm

Ernesto Falcon ernesto at eff.org
Fri Feb 19 15:52:47 PST 2021

Related to that,

How would one describe “dark fiber?” I ask because who knows with 50 Senator margins what is going to be raised, but the most direct answer to “don’t build a direct competitor” is for the government to then just “build the road” and let commerce flow over it. But we would need to legislatively write “dark fiber” in a legal description.

From: Dane Jasper <dane.jasper at sonic.com>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 2:49 PM
To: Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org>
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Subject: Re: [CalFiber] Reminder: Meeting this Friday at 2 pm

Sorry for the poor cellular data service. If I’m going to be mobile I should use phone audio instead.

While I think we can’t imagine the R proposal to disallow municipal projects will advance, my point was simply that it doesn’t disallow building open access dark fiber networks - it simply disallows sale of “broadband internet access service” itself, the finished product, on a wholesale or retail basis.

And I argue that most municipalities shouldn’t run a lit network anyway, because they can simply do the heavy lifting of getting the initial optical infrastructure built, then step aside and let an array of carriers utilize it and get the best of all worlds - competitive services, costs and innovation, with control over fiber deployment to assure it is built where it is needed.

-Dane Jasper
Sonic Telecom

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 12:21 PM Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org<mailto:ernesto at eff.org>> wrote:
I’m going to change up the agenda a little bit given some updates from DC that overlap with what we’re trying to do here in CA.  We will probably go a little past 30 minutes today.

1) Latest from Sacramento (George)

2) Updates from DC on infrastructure (Ernesto)

3) Anything else?

Please look at the attached and in particular Subtitle B—Broadband Infrastructure Finance and Innovation. I’ll explain more on it at 2 pm, but generally familiarize yourself with that section, it’s the long term financing program Congress is contemplating creating.

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From: Ernesto Falcon
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:53 PM
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Subject: Reminder: Meeting this Friday at 2 pm

Hey folks,

I expect this to be a short meeting, probably 30 minutes.


1) Latest from Sacramento (George)

2) FCC emergency benefit program quick update (Ernesto)

3) Anything else?
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