The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Commissioners approved the proposed Stipulation of Agreement between the BPU and Verizon (Vz) related to the Alternative Plan for Regulation and Verizon’s compliance with Opportunity NJ.
Although 63% of the approximately 2800 comments filed with the BPU were in opposition to the Stipulation Agreement, the BPU Commissioners unanimously chose to approve the agreement which allows broadband to be delivered through the use of any technology medium, including the substitution of wireless 4G service, at speeds no less than the minimum speed of Vz’s DSL that is provided today.
IBEW Local 827’s opinion is that this determination was made based on an incomplete record, without full public hearings, and is not in the best interest of businesses and communities. We will pursue all available legal avenues to bring a true “opportunity” to all NJ residents. We will continue to advocate in every legal avenue for customers, municipalities and our members across the State.