California legislators put overconfident AT&T’s wireline exit bill on ice for now

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At least one side came prepared.

AT&T's campaign to rewrite California law and yank wireline service out of less lucrative rural and inner city communities is in legislative limbo, at least temporarily. The assembly appropriations committee met yesterday to consider assembly bill 2395, which was written by AT&T and carried on its behalf by assemblyman Evan Low (D - Silicon Valley).

I wasn't in Sacramento for

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California dig once bill beefed up

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At least it's moving again.

Caltrans would have to let broadband companies and other organisations know about opportunities to include conduit in road construction and maintenance projects. If no one bites, then Caltrans would install it. That's what new dig once amendments to assembly bill 1549 would require, if it becomes law...

  • During the design phase of a department-led highway construction project, the department shall notify verified companies and organizations of the project to encourage collaborative broadband installations.
  • For the purpose of supporting fiber optic comm
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Bad Verizon data led to Frontier’s customer call tsunami, legislators told

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Oops.

The problems Frontier Communications had as it took over ownership and operating control of wireline phone systems belonging to Verizon were chewed over in a California assembly committee hearing yesterday. Melinda White, president of Frontier's west region, told committee members that the service outages experienced by some customers were primarily due to three causes:

  • Corrupt data in the customer records imported from Verizon's system.
  • Records
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No compromise as AT&T snakes more perks into California copper killer bill.txt

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No mistaking when a copper head responds.

AT&T isn't interested in third party improvements to the copper retirement bill it wrote and assemblyman Evan Low (D - Silicon Valley) is guiding through the California legislature. In fact, AT&T and Low want to make sure there's no misunderstanding about assembly bill 2395's real intentions.

An amen

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California lawmakers need sharper thinking, reality check on telecoms policy

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Not everyone is 99 and 44/100% pure.

No one expected zero problems when Frontier took over Verizon's telephone systems in California last month. At least no one who understands that big telecommunications companies are complicated and not particularly predictable. It's a lesson that California lawmakers should take to heart, as they consider allowing AT&T to replace wireline service with cell phones at will.

Frontier added about two million customers to its existing 200,000 subscriber base in Californ

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Charter gets CPUC okay to buy Time Warner, Bright House

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It's all Charter territory now.

Charter Communications will own Time Warner cable systems in southern California and Bright House systems in the San Joaquin Valley and become the state's largest cable company, following yesterday's unanimous approval of the deal by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Commission president Michael Picker – technically, the commissioner responsible for the decision text – made one change to the revised draft prepared by an administrative law judge. He added a three year limit on <a href="http://www.tellusventure.com/downloads/charter/bemesderfer_proposed_decision_c

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AT&T plan to scrap copper networks will widen digital divide, say rural reps

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AT&T's attempt to force a bill through the California legislature that would allow it to, among other things, replace low priced, low margin wireline systems with more lucrative wireless service continues to draw fire from rural interests. The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) – a group comprised of supervisors from 35 rural counties – is urging its members to oppose assembly bill 2395, a proposed law written by AT&T and carried by assemblyman Evan Low (D - Silicon Valley).

AB 2395 is being spun as a simple, technological upgrade from old

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El Dorado was the county of gold, now it struggles to keep AT&T’s copper

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Putting it in, or taking it out?

Rural counties in California are lining up against a plan to allow AT&T to replace rural and inner city wireline networks with wireless service. The board of supervisors in El Dorado County voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday to send a formal letter opposing assembly bill 2395 to its author Evan Low (D - Silicon Valley) and members of the appropriations committee, which are next in line to say yes or no to it, likely later this month.

Low didn't actually write the bill. AT&T did, a

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AT&T releases copper fog over California

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Opposition is growing to AT&T's attempt to rewrite California law so it can pull out its wireline networks in rural and inner city communities, and use wireless networks to provide broadband and phone service instead. In response, AT&T is pushing misleading and lawyerly talking points to elected officials in rural counties and to non-profit groups in urban areas.

If you examine the claims made in th

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Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner faces headwinds but no hurricane in California

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No landfall in Alta California so far.

There's opposition to Charter Communication's proposed takeover of Time Warner and Bright House cable systems in California, but it's nothing like the fierce reaction to last year's failed deal that would have allowed Comcast to buy Time Warner, effectively do the same with Bright House and swap markets with Charter to gain control of something 80% of California cable homes. Opposition to that plan approached holy war levels, and ev

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At least one side came prepared.\n\nAT&T\'s campaign to rewrite California law and yank wireline service out of less lucrative rural and inner city c...
At least it\'s moving again.\n\nCaltrans would have to let broadband companies and other organisations know about opportunities to include conduit in roa...
Oops.\n\nThe problems Frontier Communications had as it took over ownership and operating control of wireline phone systems belonging to Verizon were ch...
No mistaking when a copper head responds.\n\nAT&T isn\'t interested in third party improvements to the copper retirement bill it wrote and assemblyma...
Not everyone is 99 and 44/100% pure.\n\nNo one expected zero problems when Frontier took over Verizon\'s telephone systems in California last month. At l...
It\'s all Charter territory now.\n\nCharter Communications will own Time Warner cable systems in southern California and Bright House systems in the San ...
\n\nAT&T\'s attempt to force a bill through the California legislature that would allow it to, among other things, replace low priced, low margin wir...
Putting it in, or taking it out?\n\nRural counties in California are lining up against a plan to allow AT&T to replace rural and inner city wireline...
\n\nOpposition is growing to AT&T\'s attempt to rewrite California law so it can pull out its wireline networks in rural and inner city communities, ...
No landfall in Alta California so far.\n\nThere\'s opposition to Charter Communication\'s proposed takeover of Time Warner and Bright House cable systems ...

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