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Verizon offering 3 months of free service to customers affected by Hurricane Michael

29 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Verizon may be the biggest carrier in the US but it's certainly not the quickest when it comes to responding in times of crisis. Since the arrival of Hurricane Michael last week in Florida, Big Red has been heavily criticized by both the FCC's Chairman and Florida's Governor for its failure to react. Today, it has finally responded.
In an official statement, Verizon reaffirmed its focus on restoring its services across the affected areas in Florida. In fact, according to the company, it is making "progress every hour” and expects this to continue until its network is completely up and...
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After backlash, Verizon giving 3 months free service to Florida counties hit hardest by Hurricane Michael

After backlash, Verizon giving 3 months free service to Florida counties hit hardest by Hurricane Michael

29 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Since the landfall of Hurricane Michael last week, Verizon has been under scrutiny for its seemingly poor efforts to restore service in the Florida Panhandle. FCC Chairman Ajit Api and Florida Governor Rick Scott have both slammed Verizon's response to the disaster, while Scott has praised AT&T's efforts.
Now, Verizon is responding to those concerns.
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Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

29 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Wireless carriers' failure to fully restore cellular service in Florida after Hurricane Michael "is completely unacceptable," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said today in a rare rebuke of the industry that he regulates.
Verizon, in particular, has been under fire from Florida Governor Rick Scott, who says Verizon hasn't done enough to restore service. By contrast, Scott has praised AT&T for its disaster response.
The FCC will open an investigation into the post-hurricane restoration efforts...
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