Oct. 28, 2011 By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer plans to shame Verizon into restoring its land-line service.
Since Hurricane Irene (August 28), several Sunnyside residents have been without land-line service. Despite outreach from Van Bramer’s office and calls from the individuals concerned, Verizon has failed to restore there service.
One man, in an e-mail to this outlet, wrote: “I was told that the problem would be fixed on October 10th and to stay home on that day.” However, no one showed up.
To make matters worse, the man has received two Verizon bills while his service has been out.
Many residents rely on their land-line service for emergencies, as well as the day-to-day phone service they should be able to expect, Van Bramer said.
A spokesperson for Verizon could not be reached.
Van Bramer plans to hold a press conference at 47-25 40th St., the location of an apartment complex that has had problems with its service. No date has been officially given for the event.
Van Bramer plans to bring greater attention to the issue.