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Engadget: FCC: Hurricane Sandy has knocked out 25 percent of all cell towers, cable services in 10 states

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FCC: Hurricane Sandy has knocked out 25 percent of all cell towers, cable services in 10 states
Oct 31st 2012, 10:29

FCC Hurricane Sandy has knocked out 25 percent of all cell towers, cable services in 10 states

Julius Genachowski has revealed that Hurricane Sandy has knocked out a full quarter of cellphone towers and cable services in the 10 most affected states. The FCC chief believes that, as more towers expend their battery back-ups and the storm's continued presence, the situation's going to get worse before it gets better. He's also reiterated that users should avoid making non-essential calls and use e-mail or social media to avoid overloading the straining networks. One point of interest in the call, was that land line phone outages were much less widespread -- which might be something to remember if you've ever considered cutting the cord.

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