California Public Utilities Commission Forum on AT&T

Dear Neighbor,

You may have been previously notified by AT&T about their request to be relieved of their requirement to be the Carrier of Last Resort in California. I want to share with you two opportunities available for you to participate in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)’s virtual public forum regarding AT&T’s request. For more information regarding this request, please visit the CPUC’s website.

Carrier of Last Resort (COLR): At least one telephone company in a specified area is legally required to provide access to telephone service to anyone in its service territory who requests it. This is known as the Carrier of Last Resort obligation. AT&T is the designated COLR in many parts of the state. Where AT&T is the default landline telephone service provider means that the company must provide traditional landline telephone service to any potential customer in that service territory.

Will my home be impacted by AT&T’s request? Here is the list of census designated places where AT&T is requesting to withdraw as the designated COLR and here is an online version of the map with address lookup.

Remote Access Options for the March 19th Virtual Public Forums:

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19, First forum at 2:00 PM and second forum at 6:00 PM

Phone: 1-800-857-1917, passcode: 6032788#

Participants will have audio and will be able to make comments. (To make a comment, after entering the passcode, when prompted press *1, unmute your phone, and record your name.)

Customers can also make their voice heard in the proceedings, and read the comments of others, on the proceeding’s Docket Card comment section for A.23-03-002 and A.23-03-003.

Here are some documents from AT&T regarding the issues that will be discussed at the upcoming forums:

It is an honor to serve you.


Senator‚ Sixth District