The hearing will be at the Catoosa County Courthouse on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.
“Throughout our history, RTC has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality, most affordable telecommunications services available,” said Alice Evitt Bandy, president and owner of RTC. “Today, AT&T and CTAG are attempting to diminish RTC’s value as the premier provider of telecommunications services. We strongly oppose this anti-competitive attempt to raise our customers’ rates.”
AT&T has made allegations to the PSC, the regulatory body of public utilities, that RTC’s rates are too low. As a result, the PSC is holding a rate case to investigate the fees RTC charges their customers.
AT&T and cable television interests want the PSC to raise RTC’s customers’ rates by approximately 20 percent, and RTC is against this proposed rate increase.
According to the media release from RTC, these competitors are instigating this rate increase to make it more difficult for RTC to compete. Chickamauga Telephone Company is also being affected by these actions.
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