Broadband clears final regulatory hurdle |

Broadband clears final regulatory hurdle

The final hurdle facing the Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s broadband project was dismantled last week, a move that should allow the project to go forward barring any legal challenges.In light of the decision, the district board is expected to move forward with financing the fiber optic network, a step that will likely take place at a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 18.In a series of unanimous decisions last Thursday, Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission members approved the district’s plan. The decision came after Cebridge Connections, which recently purchased the cable TV system in Truckee, appealed LAFCo’s original approval in September. That appeal prompted LAFCo to form a telecommunications subcommittee to review Cebridge’s concerns. On Thursday members of that subcommittee laid out their recommendations to the full slate of LAFCo commissioners, essentially rejecting many of the arguments put forth by Cebridge. However, they also recommended that a number of changes be made to the district’s broadband business plan to mollify some of the concerns raised.

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