OCC: OCC In The Spotlight - Archive

OCC In The Spotlight - Archive

Office of Consumer Counsel & City of New Haven Forum:
                                 Moving Toward a Gigabit State 
CT-N Video :  Most viewers find Internet Explorer works best . . .      
               Then,  "Watch Now"  and click on  "To Watch This Video in Windows Media Format"
Moving Toward a Gigabit State Agenda    (with timings for speakers on CT-N video)  
    Speaker presentations:

April 20, 2015 - NYTimes Editorial, “Look to the States on Broadband” - Faster Internet speeds are becoming a necessity, and governments are trying to push for improvements. http://nyti.ms/1Oxowiv  
           “In Connecticut, the Office of Consumer Counsel, which represents residents in utility rate cases, is working with cities like New Haven, West Hartford and Stamford to develop a project called CTGig. Officials say local governments will contract with a private business to build and operate a fiber-optic network. The private company will invest its own money and make a profit by allowing other businesses to use the network to sell Internet service to users.”
The Times Editorial cites to Broadband Communities Magazine article: http://ow.ly/LQrSJ

April 7, 2015 - https://twitter.com/scrawford - At Least One State has a (Fiber) Backbone.  Who’s on track to get citizens high-speed Internet?  Hint: it’s the only state with the word “connect” in its name. medium.com/backchannel  http://ow.ly/Lil6N

Broadband Communities Magazine, Economic Development - Gigabits Across Connecticut
By Bill Vallée, Connecticut Broadband Policy Coordinator, OCC is leading a public-private project to help CT municipalities create gigbit networks.
Digital Issue http://ow.ly/KuBiW ;
June 23, 2015 - Malloy bans variable electricity rates - Hartford Business Journal
May 27, 2015 - CT Mirror Google Hangout chat with Consumer Counsel, AARP, and Acadia Center on variable electric rates and electric rate cap - http://ctmirror.org/2015/05/27/ct-mirroraarp-google-hangout-fixed-rate-cap-on-electric-rates/
5/3/15 TheDay: Op-Ed by Telecom Attorney Glenn Carberry of Norwich
Bureaucracy, outdated regulations challenge broadband ‘railroad’

The author's experience in telecom explains that a broadband railroad is unlikely to be built throughout Connecticut anytime soon. The Central Pacific Railroad laid 10 miles of track in a single record day in 1869. By comparison, it can still take up to 90 days for a 21st century company to install broadband fiber on 8 to 10 existing poles to serve a single customer.
May 4, 2015 - State, telecom industry clash over gigabit network expansion - Hartford Business Journal

April 28, 2015 - OUR VIEW: Action on energy: Needed now! - Bristol Press

March 26, 2015 - Some customers say, they're 'legally robbed' by deregulated power - Al Jazeera America http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2015/3/26/deregulated-electricity-fraud.html

March 13, 2015 - Our View: Banning variable electricity rates is necessary - The Bulletin

March 2, 2015 - FCC Backs State's Ultra High-Speed Internet - Harford Courant - OP-ED By: Consumer Counsel, Elin Swanson Katz

February 24, 2015 - Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts - CT News Junkie

January 15, 2015 - AG, OCC, Legislators Welcome PURA Draft Decision on Electric Bill Disclosures, Ban on Daily and Weekly Variable Rates
 -  Connecticut Attorney General Press Release

November 20, 2014 - Elin Swanson Katz Interview with CT Valley Views

October 27, 2014 - Consumer Office Says CL&P Consultant Dishonest In Rate Case -  http://www.courant.com/business/hc-connecticut-light-power-rate-case-motion-20141027-story.html

September 29, 2014 - State must invest in ultra-high-speed Internet - Hartford Business Journal

September 15, 2014 - New Haven leading charge for ultra high-speed Internet access in Connecticut - New Haven Register

September 15, 2014 - State Leaders Look to Improve Internet Service Reliability - NBC30.com

September 15, 2014 - Connecticut Cities Looking For Ultra-High Speed Internet Service - Courant.com

September 15, 2014 - CL&P has most reliable year in 2013 - Hartford Business Journal 
September 8, 2014 - Super speed Gigabit networks: Connecticut's powerful new economic weapon - Hartford Business Journal
August 13, 2014 - Sen. Blumenthal targets cellphone cramming - New Britain Herald
August 12, 2014 - Frontier promises $63M in CT infrastructure investments - HartfordBusiness.com 
July 17, 2014 - Connecticut Among Most Energy-Expensive States - Hartford Courant
May 28, 2014 - Troubleshooters Third Party Power - NBC CT

May 6, 2014 - House Pulls Plug on Shocking Electricity Bills, Misleading Ads - courant.com article

May 1, 2014 - State Senate Measure Could Change the Face of Electric Bills - wnpr.org article and radio spot

May 1, 2014 - Will Connecticut Be the Next Gig City? - wnpr.org article and radio spot

April 8, 2014 - "CT Electric Choices and You" - The Connecticut Mirror's first Digital Town Hall Event

April 1, 2014 - Malloy Proposes 8-Point Plan for Electric Suppliers - NBC CT article

April 1, 2014 - Governor, Lawmakers, Want to Create "Electric Bill of Rights" to Protect Consumers - ctnews blog article

March 27, 2014 - Water Utility Funnels $29 Million Settlement To Customers - CT Law Tribune article

March 19, 2014 - Aquarion Clients to Get $29M in Rate Credits - ctpost.com article

March 18, 2014 - How Much Are Electric Suppliers Charging? - nbc30.com segment

March 14, 2014 - State Authorities Besieged With Complaints About Power Suppliers - wnpr.org article

March 13, 2014 - Consumers in 'Competitive' Electricity Market Overpay $13.7M Each Month" - courant.com article

March 12, 2014 - Energy Forum Offers Tips to East Hartford Residents - ReminderNews.com article

March 7, 2014 - Connecticut Consumers Warned of Electric Supplier Scam - www.theday.com article

March 4, 2014 - Connecticut Residents Get Burned by Soaring Electric Bills - www.consumereagle.com article

March 4, 2014 - PURA Press Release: New Area Code coming to Connecticut in 2014

February 20, 2014 - State Looks Into the Honesty Of Electric Carriers - wfsb.com segment

February 20, 2014 - Consumers Give PURA Commissioner An Earful About Ballooning Rates From Supplier in New Exchange -ctnewsjunkie.com article

February 19, 2014 - PURA Investigates Third-Party Power Suppliers - NBC 30 Segment

February 5, 2014 - Regulators Seek Public Comment on Third-Party Power Suppliers - courant.com article

January 24, 2014 - PURA Approves $6.5 Million Rate Increase for CNG

January 17, 2014 - State Warns Consumers of Electricity Price Spikes - wfsb.com article

January 17, 2014 - Paying Too Much for Electricity? - wtnh.com article and news clip

January 16, 2014 - Electric Rates Doubling for Some Customers - nbcconnecticut.com article and news clip

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