From Save Landlines:
From: Joshua Hart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Stop Smart Meters! Opposes AB 2395- would destroy landlines without offering any benefits
Date: May 4, 2016 at 12:43:49 PM PDT
Dear Ms. Galehouse,
AB2395 is a bill that would allow AT&T to eliminate our essential copper landline network and along with it thousands of solid, good-paying union jobs, while reducing consumer choices, cutting off people who can only use wired communications systems (including seniors, rural residents and those with electro-sensitivity) and destroying an essential wired back-up communication system, while only offering vague references to alleged benefits.
Cell phone systems are highly dependent on the electric grid which is prone to outages, particularly during natural or manmade disasters. See the following piece on NPR about the lack of reliability of wireless telecommunications during Hurricane Sandy. Without even the option of landlines, which tend to continue to operate…
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