Hurricane Maria: Summary of communication status - and lack of

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri Oct 6 00:45:51 CST 2017


On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
> Statistics may look bad showing 100,000 without power. But if it is a
> single break by a branch it is easy to fix compared to having 1000
> breaks by 1000 branches. So again, statistics don't give the full story
> on the real extent of damage.

The FCC is a passive entity collecting only the outage details service 
providers choose to voluntarily share.  Data about cell sites is from the 
Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework and any other wireless carriers 
which choose to provide data.

https://www.fcc.gov/wireless-resiliency-cooperative-framework

https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/60001707365.pdf

This is the data collected by DIRS:

Wireline Carriers
   CLLI code of switches/STPs that are out
   Names of PSAPs that are out
   Estimated users out of service
   Major facilities out of service (> 192 DS3)
   Very short status description of the effects of event (e.g., “No major 
equipment out”)

Wireless Carriers
   CLLI code of MSCs/STPs that are out
   Total cell sites out in disaster area
   Very short status description


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