Dear Governor Newsom, Here’s the Fiber Optic Future that Didn’t Happened in California

By Bruce Kushnick, Sept 21, 2021 | Original Medium article here.

Senator Hueso, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications, should be well aware of these facts.

A. Pacific Bell’s “landmark” agreement with the city of San Diego to be upgraded to fiber optics, here called ‘VDT” — Video Dialtone — by 2010. Here is the map of San Diego, CA and the coverage with fiber optics to all by 2010.

B. The Landmark Deal with San Diego: Unserved Areas Completed by 2010

C. All of California was supposed to be upgraded, starting in 1994.

Rise and Fall of the Fiber Optic Future in CA, as told by the San Diego Tribune**

No audits or investigations of any note were ever directed by CA’s elected representatives. Why?