CPUC Requires 3 Days Of Backup Power For Some With Wired Phone, Internet Service

Some California residents with landlines and wired internet service will have power for three days in a power outage following a decision Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The decision affects residents and others such as firefighters and hospital patients in areas of high wildfire risk.

In eight months, wired service providers must meet the backup requirement for hospitals, fire departments and other critical facilities. The same applies to facilities that provide service for wireless networks and communities not well-served by wireless services…

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