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Data Collection and Broadband Mapping: Presented by Michael Morris California Public Utilities Commission. Conference of California Public Utility Counsel October 5, 2009. Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act (DIVCA). Created under A.B. 2987 in 2006

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Conference of california public utility counsel october 5 2009

Data Collection and Broadband Mapping:

Presented by Michael Morris

California Public Utilities Commission

Conference of California Public Utility Counsel

October 5, 2009


Digital infrastructure and video competition act divca

Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act (DIVCA)

  • Created under A.B. 2987 in 2006

  • Shifts cable television franchising from cities and counties to the state

  • Designates the CPUC as the Video Franchising entity for the state


Video franchising definitely not business as usual

Video Franchising:Definitely Not Business as Usual

  • Video Franchisees are not utilities

  • No opportunity to protest applications

  • No intervener compensation

  • No tariffs/no regulation of rates, terms, or conditions


Divca commission s responsibilities

DIVCACOMMISSION’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Issue and renew 10-year state franchises

  • Enforce build out and nondiscrimination requirements

    • Holders submit data regarding households offered service (video and broadband), subscribers and demographic data annually

  • Annual reports to legislature and governor

    • http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/telco/

  • Protect against cross-subsidization


Divca franchising process

DIVCA Franchising Process

  • Ministerial process

  • Within 30 days – determine if application is complete

  • If incomplete – notify applicant

    • Restart 30-day clock

  • If complete – issue franchise within 14 days or it is deemed issued

  • Notify affected local entities


Divca local entity responsibilities

DIVCALOCAL ENTITY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Franchise fees

  • Customer service standards

    • ½ of fines to Digital Divide Account

  • CEQA review

  • Encroachment permits

  • Emergency alert

  • PEG channels/support


Divca the status of video competition

DIVCA - The Status of Video Competition

  • The number of households subscribing to video from state-issued video franchise holders and their affiliates increased 40% during 2008 to 4.6 million.


Divca the status of broadband deployment and competition

DIVCA - The Status of Broadband Deployment and Competition

  • 62% of the state’s households subscribe to wired broadband service offered by a state video franchisee or an affiliate. 14% subscribe to wireless broadband.


Data collection under divca

Data Collection Under DIVCA

  • Broadband Information:

    • The number of households to which the holder makes broadband available in this state by census tract.

    • The number of households that subscribe to that broadband by census tract (collected via Form 477 process)

    • Whether the broadband provided by the holder utilizes wireline-based facilities or another technology.

  • Video Information:

    • If the holder is a telephone corporation:

      • The number of households in the holder’s telephone service area.

      • The number of households in the holder’s telephone service area offered video service.

    • If the holder is not a telephone corporation:

      • The number of households in the holder’s video service area.

      • The number of households in the holder’s video service area offered video service.

  • Low-Income Household Information:

    • The number of low-income households in the holder’s video service area.

    • The number of low-income households in the holder’s video service area that are offered video service by the holder.


Fcc s form 477

FCC’s Form 477

  • Bi-annual data collection process

  • Collects the following from broadband providers by Census Tract:

    • Broadband Subscribership data

    • Technology Type

    • Speed of service

      • Eight bandwidth tiers of broadband ranging from 200 kbps to 100 mbps.

  • CPUC collects this information from Video Franchise holders


Fcc speed tiers

FCC Speed Tiers


State broadband data and development grant program

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

  • NTIA released a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) on July 8, 2009

    • Allocates $350 Million for state mapping programs

    • CPUC designated by Governor as the sole eligible entity in CA

    • Awardees must provide at least 20% non-federal matching funds.


State broadband data and development grant program1

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

  • The CPUC submitted an application under this program for $3.8 Million plus $500K for broadband planning.

  • Required to submit broadband availability data to the NTIA

    • Geographic area where broadband is available

    • Typical Speed and Technology Type

    • Availability at public schools, libraries, hospitals, colleges, etc.


State broadband data and development grant program2

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

  • CPUC sent out a Data Request on Sept. 1, 2009 to all identifiable Broadband Providers in CA

  • Providers are asked to submit data in one of the following ways:

    • Wireline Providers

      • Street Address, or

      • Census block (If no greater than 2 sq. mi.); and,

      • Street Segment (If Census block is greater than 2 sq. mi.)

    • Wireless Providers

      • By Shapefile showing area served; frequency


State broadband data and development grant program3

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

  • Broadband Providers may require the CPUC to enter into a Nondisclosure Agreement

    • Pursuant to the provisions of the NOFA

  • NTIA will get the same data, and be subject to the same nondisclosure requirements


State broadband data and development grant program4

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

  • CPUC will use data submitted by broadband providers to create an interactive state-level map

  • Interactive map will show areas within the state where broadband is available.

    • Searchable by address

    • Name of Providers

    • Technology type

    • Speed


Broadband planning

Broadband Planning

  • CPUC has coordinated with CSU Chico to undertake the broadband planning portion of this grant program.

  • CSU Chico will:

    • Identify subscribership levels within census blocks to develop a plan to identify barriers to broadband adoption

    • Develop marketing and promotional material that will be utilized to promote broadband adoption and usage

    • Work with broadband providers to encourage high speed Internet services.


Questions

Questions?

California Public Utilities Commission

Michael Morris

[email protected]


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