It’s been nearly a year since an RV exploded outside an AT&T data center in downtown Nashville. Damage from the blast resulted in major disruptions to phone and internet service for days, including to 911 call centers — more than 60 in Tennessee.
Both the state and AT&T have been working to prevent similar outages in the future.
“I’m not trying to get up here and be an apologist for AT&T by any means, whatsoever,” he told the board in May, a few months before the contract was approved. “But they did do a very good job answering our questions.”