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Are we REALLY ready to go completely wireless..?

August 2, 2013

As we all know, here at the Jersey Shore, we are still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.  As repairs and rebuilding carry on, it has become clear that the Jersey Shore landscape may never be quite the same.  While much of the area’s infrastructure has been evaluated and designed to be improved upon in order to prevent another outcome like the one following Sandy, some changes may not be as palatable: Verizon just announced it will not be bringing wired phone lines back to Mantoloking – one of the Jersey Shore’s hardest hit areas – something the AARP is publically objecting to.

And is the AARP correct in their objection?  Although so many of us (AARP’s constituents included) have crossed over to using cell phones on a regular (or in many cases exclusive basis) – cost of this technology is still a factor for some families.  And, moreover, many famlies may rely on the security and dependability of a hardwired, landline for their home phones.  What do you think?

Read the following article for more detail on this developing story.

AARP rips Verizon plan to not rebuild Mantoloking landlines

Annemarie Schreiber is a Partner at CLDDS and a Certified Elder Law Attorney who specializes in Education Law, Family Law, and Elder Law.  She can be contacted at 732-797-1600, or at aschreiber@cldds.com and would be happy to assist you.


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