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Calif. BEAD Replies Now Due May 8

An administrative law judge extended by one week the reply comments deadline in the California Public Utilities Commission’s proceeding to make rules for how the state will distribute broadband, equity, access and deployment (BEAD) funding. Replies will now be due…

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May 8 in docket R.23-02-016, ALJ Thomas Glegola said in a ruling emailed to stakeholders Tuesday. The California Broadband and Video Association asked for a three-week extension so parties could digest the many comments submitted to the CPUC earlier this month (see 2304180075). Glegola said that would be too long since the agency must submit its initial BEAD proposal 180 days after NTIA announces funding allocations, expected June 30.