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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Industry News – 10-30-20

On Wednesday, the inaugural meeting of the PUC’s Pole Attachment Working Group was held (virtually of course), and participants addressed a variety of issues including an overview of the Commission’s dispute resolution processes and an update on federal pole attachment rules and proceedings. The group has its genesis in the Commission’s September 2019 Order which […]

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Legislative – 10/23/20

With regard to regulatory modernization, on Wednesday, the Senate passed just such an initiative in the form of Phillips-Hill’s Senate Bill 1112 by a vote of 33-16. The legislation waives many outdated regulations and requires the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to review its telco regulations every three years. (See article in Quotable Section).

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Industry News

Yesterday, on a 3-1 vote, (Vice Chairman Sweet dissenting), the PA PUC supported a Motion by Chairman Brown Dutrieuille lifting the moratorium on service terminations put in place by the Commission’s Emergency Order of March 13, 2020. The official lift date is November 9, 2020, but comes with conditions including but not limited to, utility […]

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Legislature – 10/2/2020

Legislation appropriating $5 million for broadband deployment is on the move in the House. Having passed the Senate unanimously in early September, Senate Bill 835 was reported out of the House Consumer Affairs Committee this week and has receive first consideration by the full House. Sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, the bill provides the framework […]

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