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On a New Jersey Islet, Twilight of the Landline


Cut landlines

In Mantoloking, N.J., Verizon cut the wires for its landline service.

Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Hurricane Sandy devastated this barrier island community of multimillion-dollar homes, but in Peter Flihan's view, Verizon Communications has delivered a second blow: the telecommunications giant did not rebuild the landlines destroyed in the storm, and traditional telephone service here has now gone the way of the telegraph.

From The New York Times
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