Superstorm Sandy Knocked Down One Quarter of Cell Towers in 10 States, FCC Says


The Federal Communications Commission recently said that Hurricane Sandy, now known as a superstorm, has so far knocked down 25% of all cell towers in 10 states. As you might expect, that means you could have trouble making and receiving phone calls, using your phone for surfing the web or sending text messages. The bad news? The FCC says the outages will likely get worse before everything gets back to normal. Here’s what the government body had to say:

The storm is not over. And our assumption is that communications outages could get worse before they get better, particularly for mobile networks because of the flooding and loss of power.

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile have all issued statements regarding Sandy and the respective response that each has in place.

[via TechCrunch]


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