Tuesday October 20, 2020

Sandy plays havoc with east coast communications

Sandy, the Atlantic superstorm that ravaged the east coast of the US, has created havoc with mobile phone and other communications systems.

31st October, 2012
Manhattan in darkness as the storm raged.

Sandy, the Atlantic superstorm that ravaged the east coast of the US, knocked out cable or phone connections to more than 1 million customers in the New York area and weakened wireless service from Virginia to Massachusetts.

About one-fourth of mobile-service transmitters failed in an area stretching from the coast of the northeastern US, where Sandy came ashore on October 29th, to inland West Virginia, Federal Communications Commission officials said in Washington.

“This was and still...

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