New Jersey's PSC may not be thrilled about Voice Link either
Big disconnect: Telcos abandon copper phone lines
By Peter Svensson, Associated Press - July 8, 2013
In New Jersey, state regulators are talking to Verizon about Mantoloking but haven't approved the landline-to-wireless switch that Verizon has already started. It could, at least in theory, deny Verizon's application and force it to rewire copper phone lines back into the town.
The landline-to-wireless scheme is useless without the copper landline. Everyone forgets one irrefutable fact. When everything else fails the wired copper landline phone works. Ma Bell has always been there to answer the calls with the exception of major weather events like Hurricane Sandy and massive flooding like NYC experienced.
Public Utility Commissions control utility cost. The state legislature can deny an application, revoke a license to operate, and not allow a company to collect fees.
If Verizon wants to play hardball let them so be it. However, the customers will not be held liable for any charges incurred until their land line, internet, and FAX capabilities are restored to the same pre-Sandy level of service or better.
I personally think if VZN does not restore service to Sandy victims it should not be allowed to operate in the State of New Jersey under the company name Verizon or any of its aliases.
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