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Friday, December 1st, 2023 11:51 PM

Digging up my yard and laid cement cover for access in my yard

ATT is supposedly laying fiber optic lines in our area of town. They came in without the courtesy of any notice, dug two areas up in our yard-not the easement, and then laid a 2’ X 3’ cement cover (for access) over one in our front yard! We take pride in our yard and now we have an obnoxious piece of cement where our yard should be!  I’ve been a customer of ATT for over 25 years and I’m wondering why?  Where’s my compensation? Where’s my permission to do this? Where’s the courtesy of any response?

Former Employee

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22.1K Messages

3 months ago

Check with local government office that does easement... in my area street accessible easement is 15 feet.

A cement hole as described is likely fiber splice... have holes been dug, trenches, or bored with orange conduit sticking out of that will contain the fiber?

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3 months ago

Yes it is and frankly my local city government wouldn't care.  Thanks

ACE - Expert

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3 months ago

If the work in question is WITHIN the designated UTILITY EASEMENT, any utility (including AT&T) has the right to be there.  You get no compensation and your permission is not needed.


If the work was OUTSIDE the UE, report it to your local authorities.

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