28Sept2022 Building an AutoPatch. It's still useful! A quick intro I live on the rural northern California coast. As technology has marched on, and AT&T has been allowed to let all the copper communications lines fall into disrepair and failure, we find ourselves dependent on a very fragile infrastructure. In our case, hundreds of miles of coast are connected inland by a single fiber run. All land lines, cell phones, and network connections from various providers tie into this single point.