AT&T is blaming miscommunication between field crews and the company’s Bay Area press office for an inaccurate statement that identified a fallen tree as the cause of Tuesday night’s mass telephone and Internet outage, which affected thousands in the Mother Lode.
Alex Carey, a spokesman for AT&T based in San Francisco, said the misinformation stems from initial reports that field crews had to trim part of a tree in order to repair a damaged fiber-optic line near Sonora.
PUBLIC MEETING: Sonora City Council, 5 p.m. Monday, City Hall, 94 N. Washington St.
Improvements to the intersection at South Washington Street and Stockton Road in downtown Sonora could become the first project to move forward under the city’s 10-year “Vision Sonora” plan.
The Sonora City Council on Monday will be asked to allow City Administrator Tim Miller to begin soliciting bids from contractors for planning and design work on the project, which is intended to improve traffic flow, pedestrian safety and aesthetics at the intersection.
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