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AT&T Urges CPUC to Quickly Address COLR Relief Request

AT&T said progress is too slow at the California Public Utilities Commission on the carrier’s request to be relieved of carrier of last resort (COLR) obligations (docket A.23-03-003). AT&T met virtually Friday with aides to CPUC Commissioner John Reynolds, said…

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an ex-parte filing posted Tuesday. AT&T said “timely resolution of the COLR proceeding is critical to achieving key economic, social, and environmental goals” and will hasten the company’s transition from copper to fiber and wireless broadband. The carrier filed the application eight months ago and expected the CPUC would have issued a scoping memo by now, it said. Since it filed, AT&T “lost tens of thousands of its remaining [plain old telephone service] residential lines,” it added. Public advocates have urged the commission to dismiss the AT&T-sought relief for most of the state (see 2307280036).