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CPUC Opens Video Franchise Rulemaking

The California Public Utilities Commission opened a rulemaking on possible changes to CPUC video franchise licensing and oversight under the 2006 Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act. The CPUC voted unanimously for the proposed decision as part of the consent…

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agenda at a Thursday meeting. The proceeding responds to a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in 2021 (see 2110120022). It increased CPUC authority to check if state video franchisees are deploying enough broadband. “The Commission may also consider potential ways to modernize and make the implementation of DIVCA more efficient and effective,” the draft said.