Friday , January 19 2018

Sierra Tel Requested Rate Increase.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding a Public Participation Hearing in
Oakhurst on Sierra Telephone’s request to increase rates for basic residential and business
1- party service, LifeLine service, inside wire maintenance plan, returned check charge, and a
proposal to establish a late payment charge.

Sierra is requesting CPUC approval of its intrastate rates and charges for telecommunications
services, for updates to its intrastate revenue requirement, and for establishment of a rate
design. Sierra proposes to update its revenue requirement to $28,937,006. In its last rate case,
the CPUC approved a revenue requirement for Sierra of $29,970,934. If Sierra Telephone’s rate
request is approved by the CPUC, the residential basic rates would be set at approximately
$32.37 (including state and federal fees and surcharges), and the basic business rate would be
set at $33 (not including surcharges and fees).

Please bring your comments–and your neighbors–to express your views.
What do you think of Sierra Telephone’s service?
What are your thoughts on Sierra Telephone’s rate request?
The CPUC wants to hear from you!

For more information about Sierra Telephone’s rate request, please visit CPUC Web Site

If you are unable to attend the hearing but are interested in providing your thoughts on Sierra
Telephone’s rate increase request, you can provide your written comments to the CPUC Public Advisor’s
Office at, or CPUC Public Advisor’s Office, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco,
CA 94102. Please reference proceeding number A.16-10-003 on all communications.

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