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AT&T Wields Enormous Power in Sacramento

Does your legislator golf with AT&T at Pebble Beach? SACRAMENTO—As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state’s top lawmakers and lobbyists

Consumer Groups Fear Deregulation of CA Phone Service

AT&T loves its profitable customers but not those who depend on them the most. As younger generations turn to cellphones and telecommunications firms push Internet-based voice service, traditional copper-wire land

State Senate Backs Deregulation of Internet Phone Service

Is Senate Utilities Committee in AT&T’s pocket? SACRAMENTO—An industry-backed bill that would preempt state agencies from regulating Internet-enabled voice and data transmissions won unanimous approval from a state Senate committee

United to Oppose SB 1161, AT&T’s CA Deregulation Bill

Coalition forms to defend universal phone service and defeat SB 1161  For Immediate Release from TURN, The Utility Reform Network Wednesday, April 11, 2011, Sacramento—Phone-company sponsored SB 1161 (Padilla) would

Consumer Coalition Unites to Oppose SB 1161

California Coalition for Universal Service forms to fight phone deregulation For Immediate Release From the California Coalition for Universal Service Monday, April 16, 2011, Sacramento—A coalition of over 40 consumer

An End to Phones in Every Home?

AT&T lobbyists destroying universal service obligations across the US- will California be next? The guarantee of landline telephone service at almost any address, a legal right many Americans may not

California’s Poorest Protest Lifeline Changes

Report and video clip of recent CPUC meetings on proposed changes to the LifeLine Program. Seniors, SRO residents and their supporters dominated a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission