Legislative – 2-22-19

A busy day on the hill Tuesday for the five Commissioners of the PUC who appeared before the House Consumer Affairs Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss the agency’s operations and discuss its $75.53 million state budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. On the issue of telecommunications generally and broadband specifically, discussion centered on the dated Act 183 BB speed of 1.544 Mbps, and the importance of modernizing telecom regulations to aid in future rural BB deployment.