Update: Affiliate Of Texas REP Registers To Provide Telecommunication Services In Texas
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NextCity Networks Texas LLC filed with the Texas PUC an application for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority
Under Texas law, a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority is required in order to provide local exchange telephone service, basic local telecommunications service, or switched access service (NextCity Networks Texas's specific services are listed below). A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) must have either a Certificate of Operating Authority (COA) or a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority (SPCOA)
In its Texas application for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, NextCity Networks Texas indicated that it would provide Optical Services and Wireless services to residential and business customers, and also listed "other" services as: "Owner/Operator of fiber infrastructure to
business and enterprise customers."
The type of certification being requested is: "Facilities-based, Data, and Resale".
In the application, NextCity Networks Texas states, "Applicant's facilities may enable the provision of broadband services
partnering with a municipality."
NextEra launched NextCity Networks several years ago, with NextCity Networks described as providing the, "next era of communications and infrastructure solutions," with solutions including fiber, rural broadband, 5G, and smart city solutions
A published content piece by NextEra Infrastructure Solutions has further stated, "NextEra Infrastructure Solutions is a workgroup of affiliates of NextEra Energy, including Gexa Energy Solutions, LLC, NextEra Energy Solutions, LLC, NextCity Networks, LLC, and FPL Energy Services, Inc., that offers unregulated, commercial fiber, lighting, and smart meters solutions for developments, municipalities, and commercial businesses."
NextEra Energy owns multiple Texas retail electric providers, including Gexa