Saturday, March 02, 2013

California legislation would expand Internet infrastructure subsidy fund

Introduced February 22, California Senate Bill 740 boosts the size of the California Public Utility Commission's California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) infrastructure subsidy fund from $125 million to a maximum of $325 million and extends its life from 2015 to 2020.

Now if only the PUC would only make the CASF funding freely available to community fiber projects, it might actually achieve some real benefit for Californians, particularly those residing in areas lacking wireline Internet connections from incumbent telcos and cable companies.

1 comment:

Jason said...

But the catch is.... You have to be registered with the PUC to get that Funding. To be Registered you MUST provide Telephone Service. So much for helping the small guy.

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