AT&T can begin disconnecting phone service for low-income customers who buy pre-paid service through a third-party reseller that hasn't paid its bills to AT&T, state regulators said today.
The N.C. Utilities Commission gave AT&T the go-ahead to disconnect customers served by Freedom Communications, also known as Tennessee Telephone Service. Freedom filed for bankruptcy in August and has just nine customers left in this state.
Freedom is one of seven companies AT&T has been trying to collect millions of dollars in unpaid bills. Freedom owes AT&T $2.9 million in nine Southeastern states, including North Carolina