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US islanders battle telecom giant

Fire Island residents take on phone company Verizon to save their telecoms network from being replaced.

Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 14:37
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Residents of Fire Island, just outside New York City, are battling a US corporate giant to save their telecoms network.

Phone company Verizon wants to replace old copper wire landlines with a wireless system.

But locals say the new system will limit their internet services and stop them from making important calls.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports.

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