Date: Jan 05, 2005
On December 21, 2004, the Public Service Commission of Utah found that Comcast Cable Communications owes PacifiCorp $3.8 million, consisting of a $900,000 share of audit expenses and $2.9 million to cover penalties and back rent for unauthorized attachments on 38,919 poles.
Utah's decision is remarkable not only for the size of the award, but for other reasons:
In a refreshing change from FCC proceedings, Utah placed the burden squarely on Comcast to prove that its attachments were properly authorized and faulted Comcast as much as PacifiCorp for poor recordkeeping.
If you have any questions or comments about this decision, please contact Tom Magee at 202-434-4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.