What will be the likely impacts of SB 1161?

Our first two posts regarding SB 1161 provided a brief summary of the regulatory background and history relating to regulation of VoIP and other IP-enabled services by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As readers will recall, the CPUC has yet to determine whether VoIP services are “telephone corporations” subject to its jurisdiction,

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Legislative Proposal to Bar State Regulation of VoIP and Other IP-enabled Services

A bill now pending before the California Legislature (SB 1161 [Padilla]) would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions and, for now, only until 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other state and local agencies from regulating VoIP and other IP-enabled services. At the time of this posting, the bill has passed the Senate and is now making its way through the Assembly.

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Legislative Proposal to Bar State Regulation of VOIP and Other IP-Enabled Services

A bill now pending before the California Legislature (SB 1161 [Padilla])  would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions and, for now, only until 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other state and local agencies from regulating VoIP and other IP-enabled services. At the time of this posting, the bill has passed the Senate and is now making its way through the Assembly.

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Solar Energy Clients Succeed in Expanding Net Energy Metering Program

On May 24, 2012 the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved an order clarifying the calculation of the statutory limit on Net Energy Metering. This popular program allows customers’ meters to run backwards, earning them a full rate credit when their rooftop solar installations generate more energy than the customers use on site.

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