- edited 11-08-2017 8:18 AM by ATTHelpForums
To report an unburied wire, exposed cable, or compromised man-hole covers both AT&T customers and non-customers can report it by calling here, 800.924.9420. If you are a DSL or U-verse customer, you may also report an un-buried wire or exposed cable using Live Chat support on our Support Center.
Please contact AT&T if:
Some utility companies mark or paint their lines. If the line is marked but does not say AT&T, please report the uncovered cable directly to that company.
During repair or new installation, cables are sometimes left unburied and above ground. Many factors can contribute to this including:
Your estimated completion date is a projection and may change. We will keep you updated should this occur. Winter weather can cause the promise date to be extended beyond our estimated two week time period. When spring arrives your appointment will be rescheduled to bury the cable.
You may receive a text message alerting you of your new projected date should a change occur. If your mobile contact number is not listed on your account or you did not receive a text message, feel free to contact our bury team here: 800.924.9420.
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06-01-2017 6:58 AM
I have an AT&T pole on our business property that needs to be removed. It does not provide service and has one line to it. How do I arrange removal?
06-22-2017 10:53 AM
I just moved to a new neighborhood and there are some pvc pipes sticking out of the ground to mark the fiber optic cable.
How can I get rid of the pipe in my front yard??
07-14-2017 11:34 AM
We understand you have cable concern. You will find contact information for our teams above. You do not have to be an AT&T customer to report this issues.
07-29-2017 5:26 AM
07-29-2017 1:29 PM
This is very frustrating. ATT came and dug up our neighborhood to lay a new cable line one and half a week ago. They've all finished digging and burying cables, but left a big hole in my front yard which is about 3x3 feet. When they dug up my front yard, no one came and told me what will happen, after digging, no one care about burying the hole. And there is no sign or label telling me how to contact att to fix this issue. I don't think ATT asked me for permission to lay cable through my property, now they've left a big hole on my front yard.
My neighborhood is tremont circle, chapel hill. Hope someone in ATT service can rely this issue and have someone come to fix the hole as soon as possible.
- A frustrated neighbor.
07-31-2017 2:52 PM
My name is Tim, your case was sent over to my management team and we’ll be assisting you towards a resolution, I work from 1 - 10 CST. I’ve reviewed your account and I see your issue is hole in yard. We can look in to this for you. What is the address and a good contact number for this and name? You can PM us the information. Social Media Manager
08-10-2017 6:33 AM
When I upgraded my Uverse speed a tech came out and ran a new cable from the power pole in the alley to my house. The problem is, he said it would be buried initially but instead ran it from high on the pole right to the house and left it sagging across my driverway. I'm 5 foot 5 and I can grab the cable with my fist it's so low. How do I go about getting it either buried or raised up?
- edited 08-11-2017 2:29 PM
My neighbor has a 2nd home with large acreage that abuts mine. He just had ATT install service and the installer laid the lines across my property without permission. They used a trencher to dig and install the lines approx. 100 LF through my property. There are no easements on my property and in the process they dug up my drive way, went through a picnic area where I'm installing retaining walls and a fireplace and then through a newly planted strawberry patch. I approached my neighbor regarding this concern and he is not interested in helping me resolve the matter. ATT has informed me that they cannot help me because I am not an account holder. Am I correct in stating that this is an encroachment on my property for which permission should have been requested and an agreeable route of installation should have been discussed that would not have resulted in damage or inconvenience to me?
09-18-2017 12:48 PM
09-19-2017 1:41 PM
I'd like to speak with someone from the Construction / Engineering Department responsible for Portola Valley, CA 94028
A tree fell and broke the existing power pole - PG&E put in a new one but did not touch ATT&T wires leaving them on the old broken pole. Further, a number of lines are not far of the ground on our private drive - really looks terrible. My neighbors and I would like to explore having the lines put underground.
Thank you for the feed back.
09-27-2017 12:51 PM
There is a AT&T pole (about 3 ft tall) that's falling. The wires grounded from the ground have been exposed. I tried calling the # on the pole, but nobody pickup. I'm not sure what the pole is for but the neighborhood seem to have a lot of those but non, falling over and/or wires exposed.
02-02-2018 4:11 PM
Burial of Fiber Cut Water Line, No contact from AT&T or their sub contractor
No marking of the water line was done prior to them running the equipment, and no one from AT&T or their direct subcontractor contacted me. I received a text from the plumber they contacted that I had an appointment scheduled for this evening, which is how I found out that there was a problem. NOTE - this means that they had my phone number and didn't bother to call or text me.
The plumber was able to get there quickly, but unfortunately left before I was able to get home. If the plumber hadn't contacted me, my only notice was a hang tag by my door (which I found at 6 pm, 2 hours after the office closed that was the only phone number on the card).
The plumbing repair was not done to my satisfaction as the home owner (based on pictures from the plumber). There was no indication of the burial being done today, nor is it available as an appointment that I can see from my att portal access. The phone number I was given to contact (from the main att customer service line -- same phone number listed on this community page as well), that was supposed to be answered until 7 pm eastern, resulted in a hangup that it was not available for my area to call in to that number.
I am beyond frustrated at this lack of communication. The water meter was within 2 feet of the fiber cable lying on the ground, and to not mark it or contact the home owner for clarification is completely unacceptable. And now they want to come back next week at a time I can not be home to do something else. I need that rescheduled and there is no way to get any information, or even a timeline for when someone would be available to answer the phone, and be able to fix any part of this correctly.
02-26-2018 9:19 PM
I need to place a grievance and need some information as to where I can do that because I need some resolution. Recently AT&T sent out subcontractors to my senior parents house to trim the branches from their tree that was resting on the power/phone lines. My father not knowing any better asked if they could trim a second branch since they were up on the tree already. The crew of two said sure we could do that for $40. He said he would be right back to pay them and upon his return the crew asked him for the money as they packed up their truck. My father went to the backyard to see if the branch was removed and when he came back to question them about it they said they could not do it after all because their inspector would write them up and took off with my fathers money and moved on to the next house a block away. The tree branch was never removed and my father was left very upset. The subcontractors are always in the area, probably taking advantage of other seniors, As much as I tempted to go speak to them I chose to come to AT&T first since you were the one's that sent these thieves out. I would like a response as soon as possible to solve this issue. I will not let some thieves take advantage of my elderly parents due to their naiveness and age. Thank you. Yesi
04-28-2018 10:46 AM
I would echo that the web instructions and capabilities of the people taking the service calls were not particularly helpful. Finding how to report an unburied cable was difficult. The 1-800-288-2020 line automated routing did not provide an option for someone not a customer to report this type of situation. It took four tries to get a service rep who could give me the correct number, 1-800-924-9420; which would not allow me to report the cable that is laying exposed out in a common area of the subdivision. They did try to sell me U-Verse though...not a great experience. Why would anyone want to be a customer of a company that operates this way?
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