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[ NNSquad ] In Sandy's Wake, Cellphone Users Steaming at Hit-or-Miss Service

In Sandy's Wake, Cellphone Users Steaming at Hit-or-Miss Service

http://j.mp/Yl2iJl  (New York Times)

   "To wireless customers, cellphone networks might seem to be made out of
    thin air. But they are plenty vulnerable to catastrophic storms - and
    bringing service back can take an excruciatingly long time."

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Like I've said many times, not having at least one conventional
landline phone (ideally powered over copper from the central office)
puts you at a terrible disadvantage in emergencies.  Cell networks are
the first to become overloaded, first to fail, and the hardest to

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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