AT&T continues to be on the hook for providing landline service in California

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AT&T can’t pull the plug on landline service for purchasers throughout California. In a ruling on Thursday, the California Public Utilities Fee (CPUC) rejected AT&T’s request to launch it from its obligations as a Provider of Final Resort (COLR), as reported earlier by Ars Technica and CBS Information.

AT&T has had a COLR designation in California since 1996, which ensures everybody within the state has entry to inexpensive and dependable phone service. Some folks in California — particularly those that dwell in distant areas — have come to depend on their landline service, because it permits them to make emergency calls even when the ability is out or mobile service isn’t obtainable.

Earlier this 12 months, AT&T requested CPUC to be launched from its duties as a…

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