The existing federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 establishes a program for the regulation of telecommunications to attain the goal of local competition, while implementing specific, predictable, and sufficient federal and state mechanisms to preserve and advance universal service, consistent with certain universal service principles. The universal service principles include the principle that consumers in all regions of the nation, including low-income consumers and those in rural, insular, and high-cost areas, should have access to telecommunications (including broadband) and information services, including interexchange services and advanced telecommunications and information services, that are reasonably comparable to those services provided in urban areas and that are available at rates that are reasonably comparable to rates charged for similar services in urban areas. That act additionally requires the Federal Communications Commission and each state commission with regulatory jurisdiction over telecommunications services, in California the Public Utilities Commission, to encourage the deployment on a reasonable and timely basis of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans by utilizing, in a manner consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity, price-cap regulation, regulatory forbearance, measures that promote competition in the local telecommunications market, or other regulating methods that remove barriers to infrastructure investment. The act defines "advanced telecommunications capability," without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology. This bill would establish the California Broadband Council in state government for the purpose of promoting broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state and broadband adoption throughout the state, impose specified duties on the council relating to that purpose, and specify the membership of the council.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 338, Statutes of 2010.
Approved by Governor.
Enrolled. To Governor at 4 p.m.
Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 31. Noes 3. Page 4975.) To enrollment.
Set for hearing August 26.
From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 4954.)
Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10.
From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 4858.) Re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
In Senate. To unfinished business.
Assembly Rule 69(d) suspended. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6491.)
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 50. Noes 24. Page 6513.) To Senate.
Read third time. Amended. (Ayes 49. Noes 26. Page 6436.) To third reading.
Read second time. To third reading.
Read second time. Amended. To second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.)
(Heard in committee August 12.)
Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
(Heard in committee on June 14.)
From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 3.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
To Com. on U. & C.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 3325.) To Assembly.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read second time. To third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 3298.)
Hearing postponed by committee.
Set for hearing April 6.
To Com. on E., U., & C.
From print. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/19/10 - Introduced|
|06/07/10 - Amended Assembly|
|06/23/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/16/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/20/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/31/10 - Enrolled|
|09/27/10 - Chaptered|
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