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FCC To Review Communications Failures During Sandy

The Federal Communications Commission held the first of several planned field hearings today in Hoboken, N.J., to review what went wrong with the nation's communications network during Superstorm Sandy.

The storm, which was one of the worst to hit the East Coast of the United States, knocked out about 25 percent of all cell sites and cable service in the 10 states affected by the storm. Of course, in certain regions where the storm hit the hardest, such as New York and New Jersey, these figures were much greater.

In Long Beach, N.Y., on Long Island, every cell tower was knocked out by Sandy, Long Beach city manager Jack Schirman told commissioners during the first panel discussion.

Source: CNet. Read full article. (link)

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