It’s been months since Hurricane Sandy devastated 24 states. Which includes my hometown New York City. And even though, today, you hear very little about the Sandy aftermath — communities across each of these states are still recovering.
In the City That Never Sleeps — Verizon is still working feverishly to bring communications back to downtown Manhattan.
“Less than seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy, Verizon has finalized another important step in the transformation of the communications infrastructure of lower Manhattan by completing the installation of fiber-optic cables between the company’s two critical central switching offices there and buildings put out of service by the storm surge.”
Here we are 2 months later and downtown NYC still has communication issues. And I know people are complaining. I know that people are frustrated with Verizon — but in all honesty the company is replacing “20 years worth of new equipment.” That does not sound like a simply project.
But I am happy that Verizon is being open about their progress. And using social media sites like YouTube to communicate with its NYC customers on the ongoing work. So take a look at this YouTube video.