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FCC: ‘The storm is not over’
The Federal Communications Commission is reporting that Superstorm Sandy damaged major communications networks during its assault on the Eastern Seaboard Monday.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told reporters Tuesday during a conference call that flooding, high winds and snow disabled 25 percent of cell towers, cable TV, broadband Internet and landlines in affected areas
He also said that several 911 call centers were also disabled during the storm.
“The storm is not over. Our assumption is that communications outages could get worse before they get better — particularly for mobile,” he said.
...officials wouldn't comment specifically on how many wireless customers have been affected by the outages. But they said service is likely to get worse for customers before it gets better. Even customers who may have service now in some affected areas could be without it in the coming days as backup batteries run out of power.