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After Sandy's destruction, Verizon switches to all-wireless service
Devastated and wiped out by superstorm Sandy, Verizon has no plans to rebuild its copper-line telephone network in Mantoloking.
Instead, Verizon says Mantoloking is the first town in New Jersey, and one of the few areas in the country, to have a new service called Verizon Voice Link. Essentially, it connects your home‚Äôs wired and cordless telephones to the Verizon Wireless network.
The company actively is marketing the service and has signed up about 30 customers so far.
I should run a speed test on my copper-based system, probably on 5-6 megabits?? (blush) But, it's fast enough to see t.v. shows, movies, etc. This city will get fiber one of these days. We do have it, but the it's the Lincoln Electric System, and they haven't found a way to use this public entity's fiber for private use. The telephone company wouldn't be happy either.
We were in contention for Google's super-speed system, but Kansas City, Mo., beat us out.
I have Verizon's fiber optics, Jim...both phone and internet. Top speeds are crazy and no need to be concerned when bad weather hits. I don't subscribe to their quantum package but my internet speeds are 30/25mbps or so.
I suppose I shouldn't mention this, since we have a Verizon center in Lincoln, but the case could be made for fiber optics, which I do believe would have a much faster transfer rate than wireless. Welcome to Fiber Optic Internet USA: Check Availability. It looks like an interesting site, with some interesting information, though I know nothing about it. It says that Verizon at least in some parts of the country, offers fiber optics right to your door.
This town looks like it's getting an Africanized telephone system -- which is better than nothing.