Students Protest AT&T Coverage
College kids have protests more than politicians complain about those on the other side of the isle.
Sometimes, however, students will latch on to an issue that is global in scale and one that is hotly debated in the media.
In this case, we're not talking about saving the dolphins or stopping an oppressive Chinese government; we're talking about cell phone coverage and specifically AT&T's 3G network.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, students at the University of Santa Clara have organized a "Campus Wide Call AT&T to Complain Day" that encourages AT&T users to give the company an earful about allegedly poor reception in some Santa Clara dormitories.
The event's chief organizer, Santa Clara junior Kelsey Houlihan, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that between 200 and 300 students and faculty at the university have called AT&T to complain.
To squash the issue, or at least discuss it, AT&T sent a representative to the campus to talk with upset students, according to the report. Additionally the Chronicle says AT&T has been aware of coverage issues on the campus for months and has been working with the university to improve reception.