Re: Installation in areas where utilities are underground (no poles and no suspended wires to homes)
Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am
In Summer 2019 Sonic fiber will be ripped off the poles near Grizzly Peak, and almost certainly not be replaced, for a Berkeley undergrounding project. AT&T is repulling fiber through Berkeley conduit built for copper wire, but they have no obligation to install innderduct or allow dual pull or any form of sharing.
I don’t anticipate the undergrounding of the utilities to the 250 or so homes in Grizzly Peak to occur that quickly. And we remain hopeful we’ll negotiate a solution with the City that will allow us to continue to serve the area.
Regarding ILEC obligations, your statement here is not quite accurate. There is an obligation to lease conduit when there is available space, but there seldom is capacity in residential areas.