08.25.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’ERS HAVE REPORTED OVER 200 CELL PHONE DEAD ZONES SCATTERED ACROSS ISLAND, CREATING DROPPED CALLS & DRIVING PEOPLE CRAZY—SCHUMER DELIVERS LI DEADZONE LOCATIONS TO CARRIERS & ASKS THEM TO BE FIXED

Schumer Details Results From His Online Crowdsourcing Campaign To Help Identify Dead Zones; Having Good, Quality Coverage Is Essential To LI Safety, Business & Every Day To-And-From

Many Carriers Have No Clue Where Dead Zones Exist But LI Residents Often Know Exactly Where Their Calls Are Constantly Dropped  

Schumer: Carriers Must Come Up With Solution That Meets Community Need & Consent

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that in response to his crowdsourcing campaign to identify and locate dead zones—particularly on Long Island—over 200 maddening dead zones have been identified. Schumer detailed these dead zones and said there are many areas throughout Long Island that experience poor quality when it comes to cell phone network speed, network reliability, data performance, call performance and text performance.

“When it comes to cell service on Long Island, these dead zones are proof carriers need to—quite frankly—raise the bar,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “A heavily populated region like Long Island shouldn’t be home to over 200 dead zones. Just a stone’s throw away from New York City and home to several universities, thousands of businesses and more, Long Island's cell phone coverage must remain uninterrupted. Now that Long Islanders have submitted critical dead zones locations to my office, our wireless carries must make sure they are fixed. I will share these locations to carriers and am urging them to come up with a solution that meets the needs of both Nassau and Suffolk residents.”

Schumer revealed these locations and publicly asked carriers to come up with a solution to fix them that meets community need and consent. This past winter, Schumer asked Long Island residents to submit their local cell phone dead zones via his website. Schumer said this data collection will be used to help wireless carriers better track Long Island service interruptions for their coverage maps.

Schumer said quality wireless service must be an essential part of modern U.S. infrastructure, just like roads, mass transit and consumers deserve access to information that allows them to make informed decisions about their wireless carriers. Schumer said that wireless carriers need to do everything possible to ensure that New Yorkers have access to cell phone service at all times. Schumer argued that poor wireless service, and often times, inaccurate coverage maps that hide dead zones, hurt consumers and businesses in several ways. For instance, a lack of wireless coverage across Long Island could be a threat to public safety. Wireless services also support global positioning system (GPS) products that are essential to residents and tourists alike. Schumer said the lack of wireless coverage could make tourists reluctant to travel to an area knowing they will not have the ability to use their GPS technology to explore the area or make calls in an emergency situation.

Schumer today said that the Long Island dead zone locations submitted to his office did not discriminate by region. For instance, dead zone locations were prevalent in western Nassau County areas—in communities like Great Neck and Port Washington—as well as in areas on the Eastern End of Suffolk—in East Hampton and Fishers Island neighborhoods.

Schumer said his full list of dead zone locations on Long Island will help wireless carriers identify which areas need to be brought up to speed. Schumer today delivered dead zone data to wireless carriers and urged them to come up with a solution that meets the needs of these communities.

Below is the list of the Nassau and Suffolk dead zone street locations submitted to Senator Schumer’s office this year. Repeated street locations on this list mean that numerous addresses along that street were submitted.

1.     White Oak Tree Road, Syosset

2.     Shore Road, Long Beach

3.     Valentine Drive, Albertson

4.     Northern State Parkway at Jericho

5.     Long Mountain Parkway, Woodbury

6.     Graywood Road, Port Washington

7.     Paff Avenue, Uniondale

8.     US-11, Lawrence

9.     Spruce Street, Massapequa

10.   Northern Boulevard, Great Neck

11.   Bay Drive, Massapequa

12.   Westbury Avenue, Plainview

13.   Edwards Street, Roslyn Heights

14.   Forest Lake Blvd, Wantagh

15.   Watersedge Court, Lattingtown

16.   Meritoria Drive, East Williston

17.   Bengeyfield Drive, East Williston

18.   Charney Court, Manhaset

19.   Maneri, Lattingtown

20.   Inwood Road, Port Washington

21.   Cornflower Road, Levittown

22.   NY-25, Syosset

23.   Parkside Drive, Great Neck

24.   Watersedge, Glen Cove

25.   Harrison Avenue, Baldwin

26.   Wellington Road, Mineola

27.   Horace Harding Boulevard, Lake Success

28.   NY-106, Oyster Bay

29.   Chestnut Street, Glen Cove

30.   North Service Road, Lake Success

31.   Long Mountain Parkway, Woodbury

32.   Franklin Place, Woodmere

33.   Wallace Street, Rockville Centre

34.   Herrick Drive, Lawrence

35.   Talbot Drive,  Great Neck

36.   Community Drive, Manhasset

37.   Brookville Road,  Brookville

38.   Community Drive, Manhasset

39.   NY-106, Jericho

40.   NY-107, Glen Head

41.   Ocean State Parkway, Babylon

42.   Cypress Avenue, East Meadow

43.   Kramer Lane, Plainview

44.   Northern Blvd, Great Neck

45.   Hilda Street, North Bellmore

46.   North Broadway. North Massapequa

47.   Bulson Road, Rockville Centre

48.   Lakeville Road, Lake Success

49.   Highwater Avenue, Massapequa

50.   Finch Lane, Levittown

51.   Harbor Road, Port Washington

52.   North Beech Street, North Massapequa

53.   Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa

54.   Brookville Road, Muttontown

55.   Blueberry Lane Hicksville

56.   W. John Street, Hicksville

57.   Store Hill Road, Old Westbury

58.   Oak Point Drive, North Bayville

59.   Glen Cove Road, Glen Head

60.   Paulanna Avenue, Bayport

61.   East 10th Street, Huntington

62.   Pembroke Drive, East Hampton

63.   Southview Circle, Lake Grove

64.   Soundview Avenue, Southold

65.   Main Street, Northport

66.   Sunken Meadow Road, Northport

67.   Riviera, Kings Park

68.   Bolan Drive, Huntington Station

69.   Abbott Avenue, Mastic

70.   Valley Road, Kings Park

71.   Saint George Court, Melville

72.    Helme Avenue, Miller Place

73.   Whiskey Road, Ridge

74.   Central Avenue, Amityville

75.   Yennecott Drive, Southold

76.   Landing Avenue, Smithtown

77.   Ona Avenue, Dix Hills

78.   NY-25, Smithtown

79.   Marlin Road, East Quogue

80.   Greenwood Drive, Fishers Island

81.   Hog Creek Lane, East Hampton

82.   Thanet Way, East Hampton

83.   Shore Road, Mount Sinai

84.   Old Montauk Highway, Sayville

85.   Ocean View Avenue, East Hampton

86.   Middle Country Road, Middle Island

87.   Smithtown Blvd, Nesconset

88.   East Main Street, East Islip

89.   Louis Kossuth Avenue, Bohemia

90.   Basswood Lane, Farmingille

91.   Fleets Cove Road, Huntington

92.   Clark Road, Southold

93.   Old Main Road, Southold

94.   Windshield Drive, Fisher Island

95.   Hawkins Road, Stony Brook

96.   Brooks Point Road, Fishers Island

97.   Bluff Road, Nissequogue

98.   Park Avenue, Huntington

99.   Nichols Road, Nesconset

100.Zavra Street, Bohemia

101.Johnson Avenue, Bohemia

102.East Main Street, Fisher Island

103.Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills

104.Midvale  Drive, Kings Park

105.Mill Lane, Peconic

106.Lynch Street, Huntington

107.Green Knoll Court, Fort Salonga

108.Maplelawn Drive, Commack

109.Broadview Drive, Commack

110.Henry Avenue, Selden

111.Knight Lane, Kings Park

112.Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, Fort Salonga

113.Landing Avenue, Smithtown

114.Rockhill Road, Rocky Point

115.Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park

116.Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

117.Cenacle Road, Lake Ronkonkoma

118.Baycrest Avenue, East Quogue

119.Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma

120.Everest Court, Huntington

121.Bow Drive, Hauppauge

122.North Country Road, Setauket

123.North Country Road, Mt. Sinai

124.Nichols Road, Nesconset

125.George Road, New Suffolk

126.Winthrop Drive, Fishers Island

127.Knight Lane, Kings Park

128.Raynier Place, Nesconset

129.Hilltop Drive, Sound Beach

130.Pinelawn Road, Melville

131.Smithtown Blvd, Nesconset

132.Mill Road, Coram

133.First Avenue, Moriches

134.Bluff Road, Nissequogue

135.Town Line Road, Commack

136.Magnolia Drive, Kings Park

137.Boxwood Drive, Kings Park

138.Aztec Drive, Bay Shore

139.Main Street, Northport

140.Soundview Avenue, Southold

141.Southview Circle, Lake Grove

142.Burham Drive, Smithtown

143.Abbott Avenue, Mastic

144.Prospect Drive North, Huntington Station

145.Noyack Road, Southampton

146.Grand Central Avenue, Amityville

147.Heather Drive, Kings Park

148.Goose Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor

149.NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor

150.Oak Lane, Hampton Bays

151.Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

152.Northside Road, Wading River

153.Somerset Avenue, East Islip

154.Little Bay Road, Wading River

155.New York Avenue, Halesite

156.Frog Pond Road, Huntington Station

157.East Main Street, Huntington

158.Norton Avenue, Terryville

159.Clark Road ,Southold

160.Sound Beach Drive, Mattituck

161.Middle Country Road, Middle Island

162.East Legion Avenue, Matticuk

163.Skyline Drive, Coram

164.Smithtown Blvd, Smithtown

165.Knoll Lane, Smithtown

166.Landview, Kings Park

167.Chichester Road, South Huntington

168.Montauk Avenue, Fishers Island

169.Quogue, Riverhead Road

170.Brookhill Lane, Huntington

171.North Country Road, Mt. Sinai

172.Marbeth Circle, Miller Place

173.East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington

174.Shetland Lane, Stony Brook

175.Winthrop Avenue, Fishers Island

176.Pine Terrace, East Marion

177.Fort Salonga Road, Northport

178.Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Port Jefferson Station

179.Shore Road, Mt. Sinai

180.Lombardy Blvd, Brightwaters

181.Aspen, Kings Park

182.Vernon Valley Road, Northport

183.Nassau Point Road, Cutchogue

184.Merrimack Road, Smithtown

185.Bankside Drive, Centerport

186.Ravenwood Drive, Kings Park

187.Round Swamp Road, Huntington

188.Ridge Road, Ridge

189.Pine Needle Drive, Manorville

190.Totten Avenue, Deer Park

191.Sound Beach Drive, Mattituck

192.Ruth Road, Mattituck

193.Winthrop Drive, Fishers Island

194.Newton Road, Hauppauge

195.Deerfoot Path, Cutchogue

196.Smith Street, Nesconset

197.Richland Blvd, Brightwaters

198.Route 111, Smithtown

199.West Way, East Hampton

200.Rainbow Drive, Hauppague

201.Mt Sinai-Coram Road, Mt. Sinai

202.Weinmann Blvd, Melville

203.Middle Hollow Road, Lloyd Harbor

204.Westview Drive, Lloyd Harbor

205.Prospect Street,Shoreham

206.Hillcrest Drive, Calverton

207.Thanet Way, East Hampton

208.Pipe Stave Hollow Road, Miller Place

209.Hilldale Avenue, Miller Place

210.Lodge Avenue, Huntington Station

211.Somerset Avenue, East Islip

212.5th Street, Nesconset

213.Hancock Comons, Yaphank

214.Eagle View Road, Claryville

215.Center Walk, Sayville

216.Brightview Drive, Rocky Point

217.Arlene Court, Hauppague

218.Central Avenue, Fishers Island

219.Roseland Lane, East Patchogue

220.Yorktown Place, Fort Salonga

221.Winthrop Drive, Fishers Island

222.Wind Watch Drive, Hauppauge

223.De Place, Hauppauge

224.Northern State Parkway at Melville

225.Norfolk Drive, Northport

226.Northside Road, Wading River

227.Cedar Grove Avenue, Lake Grove

228.North Country Road, Port Jefferson

229.Cranford Blvd, Mastic

230.Renee Drive, Oakdale

231.Wheelock Walk, East Hampton

232.Court Street, East Islip

233.Fort Salonga Road, Northport

234.Main Road, Peconic

235.Geoggrey Lane, Kings Park

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