Thursday, May 29, 2008

PROOF NEEDED, NOT PROMISES, THAT AT&T IS FOLLOWING THE LAW "State seeks locations of U-verse cabinets
By Luther Turmelle, North Bureau Chief

HARTFORD — State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is asking state utility regulators to require AT&T to identify the location of about 2,000 equipment cabinets on utility polls that are part of the company’s U-verse system.

Some communities have complained that the refrigerator-sized cabinets are eyesores and may be a safety risk.

Blumenthal made his request in a formal motion filed Wednesday, one day after the Department of Public Utility Control issued a ruling requiring AT&T to get municipal approval before it installs any of the equipment cabinets — known as V-RAD (video ready access device) boxes — on utility polls.
The ruling also requires the company to go back and obtain the necessary approvals for those boxes that have already been installed, including getting approvals from adjacent property owners."

“The DPUC must rely on proof, not promises, that AT&T is following the law,” Blumenthal said.


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