The Mountain Messenger

Supervisors Oppose AT&T Landline-Ditching Efforts

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SIERRA COUNTY — On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve sending the following letter written by Supervisor Lee Adams, which opposes AT&T’s application to end their Carrier of Last Resort responsibility across the state. The letter was mailed to Hon. Megan Dahle, California State Assembly, 1st District; Hon. Brian Dahle, California State Senate, 1st District; Leigh Kammerich, Policy Advocate, Rural County Representatives of California; and Jacqueline Wong-Hernandez, Legislative Affairs Chief, California State Association of Counties.

Madam/Sir:

Please consider this letter a protest to the above applications, and a request from the County of Sierra that you deny both of these applications by AT&T California.

No doubt you have heard many concerns from rural California, and the AT&T service area of western Sierra County is some of the most rural in the state. Over the past few decades, AT&T’s business model has been extremely detrimental to the safety of all in Sierr...