CPUC Net Neutrality Item Withdrawn

Would Have Authorized Commission To Weigh In With FCC On Net Neutrality

An item on network neutrality has been withdrawn from the agenda of the California Public Utilities Commission's Oct. 16 meeting agenda, according to CPUC public information officer Christopher Chow.

It could have been the second CPUC vote on the item, which directs the CPUC to file comments at the commission in support of Title II reclassification.

Last month, the item authorizing the CPUC to file comments, was first reported to have passed by a 3-2 vote Sept. 11, but Commissioner Carla Peterman rescinded her vote and the 2-2 item was put on hold at her request. (http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/cpuc-title-ii-comments-hold/383792)

It was unclear at press time who had asked for the item to be withdrawn from the agenda this time around.

Title II fans the California progressive group Courage Campaign had been planning to turn out for the meeting to deliver more than 11,000 signatures on a petition "urging support for keeping the internet a fundamental right of the public. That delivery has been cancelled, according to spokesman for the group.

The FCCs' official comment deadline on new network neutrality rules has closed, but it is still accepting input.