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Chairman Genachowski Response & Recovery Efforts Post Hurricane Sandy

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Released: October 31, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

October 31, 2012
Justin Cole, 202.210.2437
Email: justin.cole@fcc.gov

STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON RESPONSE &

RECOVERY EFFORTS POST-HURRICANE SANDY

“Our deepest condolences go out to those who lost loved ones as a result of the storm. And our deepest
gratitude goes to the first responders and other emergency teams who are working tirelessly in the
recovery efforts. This was, and remains, a devastating storm, and the FCC continues to assess and
respond to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our nation’s communications infrastructure.
“Overall, the condition of our communications networks is improving, but serious outages remain,
particularly in New York, New Jersey, and other hard-hit areas.
“We are continuing to work closely with FEMA and our other federal, state, and local partners – as well
as communications companies – in response efforts. In the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to
expect the unexpected as the full picture of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on communications networks
develops. The crisis is not over. We’ll continue to be intensely focused on helping with the full recovery
of wired and wireless communications infrastructure.”
-- FCC --

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