Welcome to the
California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) El Paso Global Networks California Telecommunication System Project
web site. Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California
Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is the designated state lead agency for the
El Paso Global Networks California Telecommunications System Project.
This communication system consists of a 337-mile fiber optic cable
route and associated facilities that will be installed via trenching, plowing,
boring, and bridge attachments in street and highway rights-of-way.
The project requires laying fiber optic cable in trenches dug in these
rights-of-way and will include construction of six small regeneration/optical
amplification stations spaced at intervals along the route. Entering California
at Blythe, the route passes through Riverside, San Bernardino and
Los Angeles Counties, and through lands owned by the federal government, ending
in downtown Los Angeles.