Gail A. Karish

Gail A. Karish

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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California Public Utilities Commission to Approve Grant Program to Promote Broadband Internet for Public Housing

Application Submission Scheduled for Mid-December Through Mid-January - The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to approve the California Advanced Services Fund Public Housing Broadband Grant Guidelines...more

12/15/2014 - Broadband CPUC Government-Guaranteed Loans Grants Public Housing

CPUC Adopts Rules for Renewal of State Video Franchises

Commission Decides Streamlined Process Required by DIVCA - The California Public Utilities Commission has concluded its rulemaking proceeding and adopted streamlined rules that holders of state video franchises (such as...more

9/5/2014

Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Swaps/Sales Spark Thousands of Filings at the FCC; Responses Due Sept. 23

The proposed merger of the two largest cable operators in the country, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and the related system swaps and sales involving Charter Communications, have generated an enormous amount of press...more

8/28/2014 - Broadband Cable Television Providers Comcast FCC Public Comment Time Warner

New Opportunities for California Arise from Mega Cable Merger

In an earlier post, we talked about the FCC’s review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger heating up with more than 65,000 comments filed this week. Folks in California may be interested to know that the California Public...more

8/28/2014 - Broadband Comcast CPUC FCC Time Warner

CPUC Review of Comcast-TWC Merger Gives Cities & Schools Opportunity to Improve Broadband Services

The California Public Utilities Commission has decided to focus on the cost and availability of broadband services in its review of the proposed merger between the two largest cable and broadband providers in the state:...more

8/27/2014 - Broadband Comcast CPUC FCC Public Schools School Districts State and Local Government Time Warner

Comments Due August 25 on Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Spin Off Transactions

If you haven’t been closely monitoring developments in the FCC’s review of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable – Charter merger and spin-off transactions, then you may have missed some critical announcements. ...more

7/16/2014 - Charter Comcast FCC Spinoffs Time Warner Cable

Comments Due August 25 on Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Spin Off Transactions

FCC Sets Up Teams to Review Transactions - Last week the FCC made two important announcements concerning its review of the applications filed for approval of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable – Charter cable merger and...more

7/16/2014 - AT&T Comcast DirectTV DOJ FCC Filing Deadlines Mergers Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Public Comment Spinoffs Time Warner

A Cable Franchise Transfer Toolkit for the Time Warner-Comcast Merger

A proposed transfer of control of a cable television operator or a transfer of a cable television A Cable Franchise Transfer Toolkit for the Time Warner-Comcast Mergerfranchise presents the franchising authority with a...more

3/10/2014 - Comcast Franchises Time Warner Transfers

FCC Seeking Comments on Proposed Changes to Public Safety Communications Spectrum

4.9 GHz Licensing Rule Changes Proposed - The FCC recently called for comments on proposed changes to the 4.9 GHz public safety communications licensing rules, including making non-public safety entities eligible...more

1/20/2014 - FCC Public Safety Telecommunications

Municipal Broadband and Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships (Presentation)

Is It Time to Think About Establishing a Municipal Network? You are a Major Consumer of Communications - And your Cable Operator Supplied “Institutional Network” is…. (a) Nonexistent or (b) A thing...more

10/4/2013 - Broadband Municipalities Public-Private Partnerships

Cellular antennas on special district property: The opportunity and the risk

You licensed your special-district property to wireless communications companies that installed antennas and other communication facilities. You had the space. They were willing to pay for it. It just made sense. Didn't...more

9/17/2013 - Cell Phones Cell Towers Mobile Devices Utilities Sector

CPUC Rulemaking to Decide if Localities will be Shut Out of State Video Franchise Renewal Process - Opening Comments Must Be Filed...

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently launched a proceeding to establish the rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to...more

6/5/2013 - CPUC DIVCA Filing Requirements Franchises Public Comment Public Utilities Commission Rulemaking Process Video Recordings

CPUC Seeks to Revisit Controversial Decision on CEQA Process for Telecommunications Projects - Public Agency Participation is...

After a pause of more than a year, the CPUC has revived its effort to determine whether and how it will conduct environmental review of certain telecommunications projects under the California Environmental Quality Act...more

5/7/2013 - CEQA CPUC Environmental Review Telecommunications

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