California Public Utilities Commission
Public Advisor's Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Regarding R.17-05-010 on Rule 20A Projects
I am a consumer living in an area that hopes to see underground utilities in the future.
I'm concerned because nearby underground projects have included no expansion space: only AT&T and Comcast have participated in the joint trench. This action has locked in the incumbency of those carriers despite the fact the trench exists on public land. I ask the CPUC to modify Rule 20A to place all communications companies, present and future, on the same footing and most likely sharing the same conduit. It's possible now for a telecommunication provider (such as the one I use for home Internet) to attach to a pole. The same concept should apply in a trench: with sufficient expansion space available for the future.
Full rulemaking request for comment:
http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/E ... 978985.PDF