Gunther, CWA Discuss Verizon’s Voice Link

WHO: Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Pete Sikora, CWA, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff

WHAT: Recently, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a petition with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to stop Verizon from installing Voice Link wireless phone service in Sullivan County and the Catskill region. The installation of Voice Link was approved on parts of Fire Island badly damaged by Super Storm Sandy. However, the PSC would not approve a wider installation until further review was conducted.

The installation of Voice Link service in Sullivan County is problematic, at best. Issues of reliability and accessibility to emergency services have caused concern over public safety.

WHERE: Sullivan County 911 Emergency Control Center - (at the Sullivan County International Airport), Bethel, NY

WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11 am