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10:30 AM on 11/04/2012
Couldn't happen to a nicer company---
10:28 AM on 11/04/2012
A FiOS customer in NJ --service has been out since Sandy struck. Have reverted to Verizon Wireless to keep in contact and continue to work. Of course, I went over my wireless data limit --and had to pay extra. . .
10:27 AM on 11/04/2012
Too bad they didn't start, oh, I don't know - building it on the second floor and go up.
10:35 AM on 11/04/2012
Rent is cheaper in the basement.
Cheaper rent = more profit = more bonus.
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juliet marilynne
BIG BIRD TO ROMNEY: WHO'S jobless NOW, LOSERRRR?!
01:45 PM on 11/04/2012
2nd floor? hell make it EXTRA safe and put it on 10th!

glad i'm not the only one thinking these things. 8D
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mahnistanah
in the age of information, ignorance is a choice
10:26 AM on 11/04/2012
Getting a city of Eight Million people and a region of 50 Million people up and running with power and communications within two weeks after a cataclysmic storm surge event makes us the envy of the known universe. No one can match what we do. No one. Don't you ever forget it. God bless America.
10:18 AM on 11/04/2012
Can you hear me now ? If our telecom companies weren't so greedy and actually spent the time and money to operate networks that were worth what we pay for them, maybe their network wouldn't be crippled !
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Fortuna Victrix
10:15 AM on 11/04/2012
Why would you put such sensitive hardware in a basement ??? Forget storms, water mains break to.
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SocialistBoy
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10:21 AM on 11/04/2012
The rent is cheap!
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juliet marilynne
BIG BIRD TO ROMNEY: WHO'S jobless NOW, LOSERRRR?!
01:46 PM on 11/04/2012
you're assuming they rent. it could just be their building.
10:30 AM on 11/04/2012
Cheaper rent in a basement. Especially in Manhattan.
08:18 AM on 11/04/2012
so, able to move back in to my apartment on Friday night as "electricity" returned but I HAVE NO HOT WATER OR HEAT. Building generated by steam. I am freezing. Might as well be outside.
10:20 AM on 11/04/2012
Good for you ! Hope all is well ! I've been through a flood so I know how that affects people ! Nothing like getting back home to your familiar surroundings !

Grab a couple of blankets and be thankful that you're back home and more importantly that you have your health ! Some folks didn't survive and that's a tragedy !
11:32 AM on 11/04/2012
thank you for your well wishes. I know my issue is no where near others. I am just tired. At least I can boil water and take somewhat of a bath! Where are you located?. Were you able to get back into your home?
07:33 AM on 11/04/2012
And no I dont work for Verizon but generally everyone working in the area will be facing the same kinds of outages despite being from different companies. ;)
10:31 AM on 11/04/2012
Yes with all private companies it is a race to the bottom. Networks build themselves.
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Samuel Bun
Guess which hand it's in.
07:31 AM on 11/04/2012
A tech company puts their headquarters in an area that can flood? A smart Tech company would have engineers looking at all the natural variables associated with their product. Lower Manhattan may be a cool place to have an office, but equipment? I hope this is a lesson for the private sector.
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Bills Catz
Don't believe everything you think.
11:01 AM on 11/04/2012
Watch that sort of talk -- this is the same 'private sector' that Romniod says is supposed to take right over during natural disasters. We don't need no steenkin FEMA!!! LOL
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RationalCaliGirl
Vasectomies prevent abortions...
12:08 PM on 11/04/2012
Their choices are regions which have one or more of the following: floods, earthquakes or tornadoes... I say choose the earthquake region, as they are few and far between, unlike the the flood and tornado region. That is until a large one hits and people complain, "a tech company puts their headquarters in an area that has earthquakes?"
07:30 AM on 11/04/2012
At least 5 calls for parts this weekend and all our Top tier guys headed for NY. Yes networks are down. Electrical Networking equipment is not water proof. Another thing that is probably hampering efforts is gas rationing and gas shortages. How to fly into town and get around when you have no gas for your rental car.
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ptluzzi59
There are no conservatives on Mount Rushmore
01:50 AM on 11/04/2012
The sad part is their CEO will still make his bonus and pass along all the costs to their customers!!
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lcr999
scientist
01:31 AM on 11/04/2012
Poor disaster preparation. Too much money on advertising, not enough on infrastructure.
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Fortuna Victrix
10:16 AM on 11/04/2012
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10:29 AM on 11/04/2012
The (D) and (R) have that same problem.
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Codeine Priest
01:24 AM on 11/04/2012
I have NO landline connections at ALL - just a Verizon cellphone and Verizon cellular internet.
While I'm not personally not all that keen on Verizon (the COMPANY), I have to say that, after
10 years. a huge regional NE blackout, several hurricanes, Snowmageddon, and countless lesser storms, my service has never gone out for more than a few minutes, and then, VERY rarely at that. I'm on Long Island, NY, out in the boondocks and less than a mile from the LI Sound.

Of course, YMMV and all that, but I have to give credit where credit is due. I also realize cellular is a whole different animal than landline, cable, FIOS, DSL, ect. The downsides to cellular are speed and data limitations, but for me the upsides of reliability and portability out weigh the downsides.
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Clifford McKinstry
Facts only-truth always
11:11 PM on 11/03/2012
If it is possible to get bad service, Verizon will see that you get it!!! Two of the worst service providers in the country---Verizon and Comcast, and Charter is not far behind!
10:33 PM on 11/03/2012
I have a great idea,

let's run all our cables underground, under sea level with all our generators like the Japanese nuclear reactor engineers did.