Blog & Op-Eds

Building a LifeLine to the Future

California is poised to modernize its LifeLine program and demand accountability from phone companies for the subsidies they receive. The LifeLine program has historically offered income eligible customers a landline

Will the CPUC Throw the Book at PG&E?

By Mindy Spatt      The CPUC will vote on Thursday, Dec. 19 on a proposal to fine PG&E $17 million for doctoring pipeline safety records, which is certainly appropriate.  TURN

California ALJs Reject Utility Proposal

California ALJs reject utility proposal for pre-pay electric meters with remote shutoff, illustrating important role of utility consumer advocates.  By Gerry Norlander, Public Utility Law Project (PULP) On November 22,

Did Comcast Violate Your Privacy?

Customers pay extra for unlisted numbers, but don’t always get what they are paying for. According to an investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission, between July 2010 and December