Sandy Knocks Out 25 Percent of Communications

FCC says it could get worse

Sandy wreaked havoc with the nation's communications from Virginia to Massachusetts and as far west as Michigan. The slow-moving monster took out about 25 percent of wireless, broadband, cable and telephone services throughout 158 counties resulting in dead air for 7 to 8 million people, the Federal Communications Commission reported Tuesday afternoon during a press briefing.

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