AT&T plans to cut the cord on rural landlines in California and the state is not happy about it

In rural California, AT&T’s move to pull the plug on traditional landline phones has stirred up quite a buzz.

Folks are worried about being left high and dry during emergencies, like wildfires or earthquakes. AT&T says it is shifting gears to invest in broadband.

As the California Public Utilities Commission weighs the decision, thousands of customers are voicing their concerns and urging a priority on consumer interests. The proposal to end landline service could impact nearly 30 million people.

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