CPUC Rural Landline Hearing

by AVA News Service, June 22, 2016

[Jul 15] I would like to give everyone a “save the date” notice for an event on July 15th, 2016 for the opportunity for people concerned about our landlines, and our ability to keep a strong public safety network in place, to be pro-active.

I know there are many people in this county who experience problems with their landlines on a chronic basis, and I know there are many people who lost access to 911 during the outages. We were lucky in that these outages did not happen during an emergency, but we have to be better prepared. THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SPEAK, and we NEED you to speak. On this date the the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be holding a Public Participation Hearing to hear from rural residents about what conditions are really like in Mendocino county in regards to landlines, chronic problems, 911 reliability, and outages. And, we don’t have to travel to Sacramento to do this, as Commissioner Sandoval is coming to us. Please help us spread the word, plan to participate, and watch for upcoming press releases with more details on the hearing.

What: CPUC Public Participation Hearing When: Friday July 15th, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Where: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah CA

Thanks, and I will have more detailed information next week.

PS: the Alliance Administrative Coordinator, Diann Simmons, has accepted full time work with the Economic Development and Financing Corporation. It has been great working with her these past 2 years, and she will be sincerely missed. Please send any correspondence to me, and not to the “admincoordinator@MendocinoBroadband.org“ address as this address will be discontinued.

Trish Steel

707-354-3224
Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County
http://www.mendocinobroadband.org/
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