Verizon's old copper wire network didn't weather Hurricane Sandy very well, but is the replacement actually worse?

Verizon’s Test Of Landline-Less Service Leaves Some Customers Out In Cold

Last fall, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the New York and New Jersey coastline and damaged some copper wire landline networks so badly that Verizon figures it makes more sense to try out a new system that doesn’t rely on landlines rather than repair lines that many people don’t use anyway. But for some who depended on that older system, Verizon’s test isn’t making the grade. [More]