Today’s Regulatory Mix: California PUC Authorizes Disclosure of Broadband Data, FCC Annual Access Charge Tariff Filings for 2021 Set, FCC Annual Access Charge Tariff Filings for 2021 Set
California PUC Authorizes Disclosure of Broadband Data
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) resolved to include household broadband subscription data in its annual California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) project report to the legislature. Providers’ plans for future broadband deployment will not be shared. The CASF program provides grants, funded by surcharges collected from California’s telecommunications rate payers to increase broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas.
FCC Annual Access Charge Tariff Filings for 2021 Set
The FCC has issued an order, adopted in WC docket 21-148 establishing procedures for the annual access charge tariff filings for 2021. These procedures apply to incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) that operate under price cap regulation. It also applies to ILECs operating under rate-of-return regulation and that are subject to sections 61.38 (rate-of-return carriers that file tariffs based on projected costs and demand), 61.39 (rate-of-return carriers that file tariffs based on historical costs and demand), and 61.50 (regulation of business data services offered by rate-of-return carriers electing incentive regulation) of the Commission’s rules. Access charge tariff filings made on 15 days’ notice are due June 16, with petitions to suspend or reject due June 23. Replies are due by noon on June 28. Tariff filings made on 7 days’ notice are due June 24, with petitions to suspend or reject due by noon on June 28. Replies are due by noon on June 30. Both 7-day and 15-day tariff filings will have a scheduled effective date of July 1.
The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of an Inteserra Briefing.