Today's Law As Amended


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SB-28 Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006: deployment data.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 5895 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

5895.
 (a) The commission shall collect granular data on the actual locations served by the holder of a state franchise.
(b) The commission shall adopt customer service requirements for a holder of a state franchise and adjudicate any customer complaints.
(c) The commission shall not publicly disclose any personally identifiable information collected pursuant to this section.
(d) All information submitted to the commission pursuant to this section shall be disclosed to the public only as provided for pursuant to Section 583.

SEC. 2.

 Section 5960 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

5960.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “census tract” has the same meaning as used by the United States Census Bureau, and “household” has the same meaning as specified in Section 5890.
(b) Every holder, no later than April 1, 2008, and annually no later than April 1 thereafter, shall report to the commission on a census tract basis the following information:
(1) Broadband information:
(A) The number of households to which the holder makes broadband available in this state. If the holder does not maintain this information on a census tract basis in its normal course of business, the holder may reasonably approximate the number of households based on information it keeps in the normal course of business.
(B) The number of households that subscribe to broadband that the holder makes available in this state.
(C) Whether the broadband provided by the holder utilizes wireline-based facilities or another technology.
(2) Video information:
(A) If the holder is a telephone corporation:
(i) The number of households in the holder’s telephone service area.
(ii) The number of households in the holder’s telephone service area that are offered video service by the holder.
(B) If the holder is not a telephone corporation:
(i) The number of households in the holder’s video service area.
(ii) The number of households in the holder’s video service area that are offered video service by the holder.
(3) Low-income household information:
(A) The number of low-income households in the holder’s video service area.
(B) The number of low-income households in the holder’s video service area that are offered video service by the holder.
(c) All information submitted to the commission pursuant to this section shall be disclosed to the public only as provided for pursuant to Section 583.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this act, which adds Section 5895 to the Public Utilities Code, imposes a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies within the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that interest:
This act furthers the public interest by requiring the reporting of specific, detailed, granular information to the Public Utilities Commission in order to enable the commission to act in an informed manner to promote advanced communications, while protecting competitively sensitive information and the privacy of individual consumers.