AT&T has filed a response in regards to the lawsuit brought by the City of Gurdon.

AT&T has filed a response in regards to the lawsuit brought by the City of Gurdon.
Earlier this year, the suit was filed in pursuit of a declaratory judgement. Under the Arkansas Declaratory Judgement Act, damages were sought over fees reportedly collected from citizens.
Allegedly, AT&T in 2016 provided telephone service to the community before ceasing to do so. After the company stopped, the plaintiffs asked for a copy of any service contracts, something which AT&T stated they could not locate. They are accused of continuing to regularly charge and collect 911 call fees and, in addition, assessed and collected “special municipal charges” and “Arkansas Universal Service Fees.”
AT&T recently responded and largely denies the allegations, saying the claims are partly barred by the statute of limitations. Instead, it asserts that the plaintiff has sued the wrong party and are not entitled to such damages.
The response also declares the claim’s primary jurisdiction belongs to the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC).
AT&T closed its response in seeking a dismissal.