Verizon To Bring Landline Service Back To NY's Fire Island

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- Verizon New York Inc. on Tuesday backed away from a controversial plan to replace conventional phone lines on parts of New York's Fire Island with cheaper, Internet-based service after barrier island business owners ripped the technology and regulators demanded details.

Verizon spokesman John J. Bonomo said the telecommunications giant, which had sought permission to have its VoiceLink distributed antennae system become the sole option for areas on the barrier island, where copper lines were washed away last year by Superstorm Sandy, now planned to build a...
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