Assessment of State of Telecommunications in NY State Presentation

In May 2014, the New York State Public Service Commission initiated a proceeding to examine the state o telecommunication in New York State.  In light of the rapid changes in the telecommunications landscape, the Commission is seeking to determine if the current regulatory system is sufficient to protect the interests of customers and whether current laws or regulations should be changed to enhance or strengthen oversight of the interconnected telecommunications network of the future.

 

As part of the proceeding, Staff of the Department of Public Service conducted a fact-based assessment of the current telecommunications landscape in New York.  Staff examined industry trends in voice, video, and broadband services and reviewed different telecommunications technologies, such as copper, fiber, hybrid cable systems and wireless networks.  On June 23, Staff issued an Assessment report outlining the findings.

 

The Commission strongly believes that public input form consumers, industry representatives, government entities, educators and other public interest groups is critical for the developing a comprehensive picture of the current state of telecommunications.  The Commission will hold  a public meeting in this area to solicit comments from stakeholders.

The hearing will be at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Kunsela Hall Auditorium, Room A112, 5701 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502

 

The informational sessions will be at 2pm and 6pm with Public Statement Hearings to follow at 3pm and 7pm.

 

The staff assessment can be obtained HERE