It probably isn't the best time to tick off California's utilities officials. NorthPoint's decision to ditch its network and cut off its 100,000 DSL customers — 40 percent of whom are in California — appears to have scraped a nerve with California's already harried PUC entities.
"We've been very busy lately with this electricity crisis that we've had in California," says spokeswoman Kyle DeVine, explaining why she couldn't call back before CEDaily's deadline yesterday.
But today, "The commission has on its agenda for their business meeting an item to discuss about NorthPoint," she says. "I haven't seen the draft decision that they're going to be looking at, so I'm not certain if it is just the commission voting to agree on the ruling that the judge issued a couple of days ago, which was to tell them they had to provide service and had to continue providing service until they give their customers 30 days' notice."
The meeting began at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and will broadcast live at www.cpuc.ca.gov.