The CPUC received public comments (below) on the statewide open-access middle-mile authorized by Senate Bill (SB) 156. Comments responded to two rulings in the CPUC Rulemaking 20-09-001 - the August 6, 2021 Ruling and the September 9, 2021 Ruling. Comments responding to each ruling are provided below. The comments are informal (from non-parties to the Rulemaking) and formal (parties to the Rulemaking).

Staff prepared a draft presentation providing an overview of public comments in response to the August 6, 2021 Ruling.

See the Public Comments Map that depicts public feedback on specific middle-mile locations in response to the Anchor Build Fiber Highways Map published for comment in the August 6, 2021 Ruling. 

Informal Public Comments
Organization Comments
Alameda County Board of Supervisors - District 4 Letter
2 BlocPower Letter
3 City of Oakland - City Council District 5 Letter
4 City of Oakland - City Council District 6 Letter
5 City of Oakland - Mayor's Office Letter
6 NAACP Oakland Branch Letter 1,2
7 San Bernardino County Letter
8 Additional informal comments are here- click on "public comments" tab 

 

Formal Public Comments
Organization Opening Comments Replies
1 Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute (ACLP) N/A Replies
2 AT&T Comments Replies
3 CA Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Comments Replies
4 California Broadband Cooperative (CBC) Comments N/A
5 California Community Foundation (CCF) Comments N/A
6 California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) Comments Replies
7 California Public Advocates Office (Cal Advocates) Comments Replies
8 California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Comments N/A
9 Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in CA (CENIC) Comments Replies
10 Center for Accessible Technologies (CforAT) Comments Replies
11 Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC) Comments N/A
12 CenturyLink/Lumen Comments N/A
13 Charter Fiberlink Comments Replies
14 City and County of San Francisco Comments N/A
15 City of Los Angeles Comments N/A
16 Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Comments N/A
17 Comcast Phone Comments Replies
18 Committee for Greater Los Angeles (CGLA) Comments N/A
19 Communications Workers of America (CWA) N/A Replies
20 Connected Capital Area Broadband Consortium (CCABC) Comments N/A
21 Cox Communications Comments N/A
22 CTIA - The Wireless Association N/A Replies
23 CVIN, LLC (dba Vast Networks) Comments N/A
24 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Comments N/A
25 Foothill-De Anza Community College District Comments N/A
26 Frontier Communications Comments Replies
27 Geolinks (California Internet) Comments Replies
28 Greenlining Institute Comments N/A
29 Inyo County Comments N/A
30 Legislative Action Committee - Santa Clara County School Board N/A Replies
31 Los Angeles County Comments N/A
32 Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Comments N/A
33 Mono County Board of Supervisors Comments N/A
34 Next Century Cities (NCC) Comments Replies
35 North Bay North Coast Broadband Consortium (NBNCBC) Comments N/A
36 Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) N/A Replies
37 Race Communications Comments N/A
38 Rural County Representatives of CA (RCRC) Comments N/A
39 San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Comments N/A
40 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Comments N/A
41 Santa Clara County Comments N/A
42 Small Local Exchange Carriers (Small LECs) Comments N/A
43 South Valley Internet; LCB Communications Comments N/A
44 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Comments N/A
45 Southern California Edison (SCE) Comments Replies
46 The Utility Reform Network (TURN) Comments Replies
47 Unite-LA Comments N/A
48 USTelecom Comments Replies
49 Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) Comments Replies
50 Verizon Wireless (Cellco Partnership) Comments N/A
51 Yurok Tribe Comments N/A
52 Zayo Group Comments N/A

Informal Public Comments
Name/Organization Comments
1 CA State Senator Anna M. Caballero, 12th Senate District  Letter
2 Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, 18th Congressional District  Letter  
Additional informal comments are here- click on "public comments" tab  

 

Formal Public Comments

Organization

Opening Comments Replies
#OaklandUndivided Coalition and The Greenlining Institute  Comments N/A
2 Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute (ACLP) Comments N/A
3 AT&T Comments Replies
4 Borrego Springs Infrastructure Subcommittee  Comments N/A
California Broadband Cooperative (CBC)  N/A  Replies
6 California Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Comments Replies
7 California Community Foundation (CCF) Comments N/A
8 California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) Comments Replies
9 California Public Advocates Office (Cal Advocates) Comments Replies
10 Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in CA (CENIC) Comments Replies
11  Center for Accessible Technologies (CforAT) Comments Replies
12  Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC) Comments N/A
13 CenturyLink/Lumen Comments N/A
14 Charter Fiberlink N/A
Replies
15  City of Los Angeles N/A  Replies
16 Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department, City of Los Angeles (CHRED)  N/A  Replies
17 Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Comments N/A
18  Comcast Phone Comments Replies
19  Communications Workers of America (CWA) N/A Replies; Attachment
20  Community Health Partnership (CHP) N/A Replies
21  CTIA - The Wireless Association Comments N/A
22 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Comments Replies
23  Frontier Communications Comments N/A
24  Geolinks (California Internet) Comments Replies
25  Great Public Schools Now (GPSN) N/A Replies
26  Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) N/A  Replies
27  Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) Comments N/A
28  Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Comments N/A
29  National Diversity Coalition (NDC) Comments Replies
30  Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications (PST) N/A Replies
31  San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Comments N/A
32 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Comments N/A
33  Santa Clara County  Comments N/A
34  Small Business Utility Advocates Comments Replies
35 Small Local Exchange Carriers (Small LECs) Comments N/A
36  Sonic Telecom Comments Replies
37 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Comments N/A
38  Southern California Edison (SCE) Comments Replies
39 The Utility Reform Network (TURN) Comments Replies
40 Unite-LA Comments N/A
41 USTelecom Comments N/A
42 Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) Comments Replies
43 Verizon Wireless (Cellco Partnership) Comments N/A
44 Yurok Tribe Comments N/A