Verizon faces customers’ wrath over poor Internet and phone service – Ars Technica

Yesterday, Verizon faced complaints from customers and government officials about maintenance of its copper network in areas of New Jersey. Hearings were held by the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Verizon service in rural parts of South Jersey, where the company hasn’t upgraded its networks to fiber. About 200 “frustrated residents” attended and nearly 80 signed up to speak, airing their complaints for hours, according to a story on

Theresa Duffy-Diamond of Cedarville owns three businesses but complained that she has trouble running them because of how hard it is to make phone calls. She played a voicemail that she received—it contained “nothing but crackling sounds,” the article said.


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