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La. House, Senate hold hearing to discuss Suddenlink

Carly John
Beauregard Daily News

The Louisiana House and Senate will hold a hearing on Friday, Sept. 18 in Baton Rouge regarding concerns over Suddenlink's response and progress towards recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Senator Ronnie Johns of Lake Charles and Representative Paula Davis of Baton Rouge will preside over the meeting.

Updates will be provided as they become available

The hearing can be viewed online on Friday at 1 PM at  https://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/HD/HCR5.

"It is rare that both the House and Senate meet to discuss one company, or that one company gets its own meeting," said House Representative Charles Owen.

Legislators, representatives and the public will be giving testimony on this topic.

Senator Mike Reese, House Representative Charles Owen and DeRidder Mayor Misty Clanton are attending the hearing.

"It has been a massive fail. People are fed up. You cannot get someone from Suddenlink to answer the phone," said Owen.

While none of these public officials are on the joint commerce committee they are allowed to testify.

"It is my sincere hope the firm will relay to the people of Louisiana their plans for expediting recovery and outline a pathway for improvement of services. I am hopeful for a constructive dialog and an informative session." said House Representative Charles Owen.

"This is a public hearing so if you’re so inclined, make the trip. I will tell you that if you come and want to provide input, you’ll be required to fill out a card and identify yourself; you’ll also be asked to be compliance with Capitol protective measures related to COVID-19." stated Owen.