verizon wireless http://wamc.org en 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone-Only As NY's Telecomm System Declines http://wamc.org/post/4-10-us-homes-are-cellphone-only-nys-telecomm-system-declines <p>A coalition of consumer groups, organized labor and elected officials says New York state’s telecommunication system is in decline, while a new government survey says American households are increasingly disconnecting their landline telephones.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The coalition includes groups like the AARP, Common Cause, the Working Families Party, several unions and dozens of elected leaders from around the state. It has filed a petition with the Public Service Commission seeking a "complete and public" review of the state's telecommunication system.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:44:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 94348 at http://wamc.org 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone-Only As NY's Telecomm System Declines NY AG Schneiderman Involved In Landline Fight; CNY Senator Griffo on 315 Area Code http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-involved-landline-fight-cny-senator-griffo-315-area-code <p>Uncertainties over telephone service in Central New York and downstate on Fire Island have attracted the attention of government officials.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:55:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 68775 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman Involved In Landline Fight; CNY Senator Griffo on 315 Area Code Some VT Cell Customers to Be Able to Text 9-1-1 http://wamc.org/post/some-vt-cell-customers-be-able-text-9-1-1 <p>For the next six months some Vermont cellular telephone users will be able to text 911 emergency calls for help.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Vermont&#39;s Enhanced 911 Board says that Verizon Wireless customers will be able to send a text message to 911 that will be answered at a public service answering point in Williston.</p><p>The people who receive the messages will coordinate the emergency response with the appropriate agency.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:42:02 +0000 Pat Bradley 37120 at http://wamc.org Some VT Cell Customers to Be Able to Text 9-1-1