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July 8, 2013

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 photo, Robert Post, 85, walks down the stairs in his home, in Mantoloking, N.J., which was flooded during Superstorm Sandy last year. Post has a pacemaker that needs to be checked once a month by phone, but the phone company refuses to restore the area's landlines after they were damaged by the storm. Verizon doesnít want to replace washed-away lines and waterlogged underground cables because phone lines are outdated, it says. Meanwhile, the company is offering a wireless device that can be plugged into home phones for service, but the system does not work with pacemakers or fax machines. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)