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20K unused phone lines cut in New Jersey

Over 20,000 government telephones in New Jersey have been disconnected after an audit found they were lying useless and costing the economy over $3 million.

world Updated: Jul 18, 2010 09:44 IST
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Over 20,000 government telephones in New Jersey have been disconnected after an audit found they were lying useless and costing the economy over $3 million.

Telecommunications authorities disconnected the phones that "no one was using", after the audit report was released.

New Jersey State Comptroller Matthew Boxer said the Office of Information Technology will "generate periodic reports of lines with zero usage to ensure agencies are disconnecting their unused lines", Fox News reported.

First Published: Jul 18, 2010 09:42 IST