California wildfires - communications status

Sean Donelan sean at
Tue Oct 10 20:16:56 CST 2017

>From Califonira Office of Emergency Services

77 cellular-services sites were damaged or out of service (35 repaired)
A key cellular hub was damaged (location not provided)

>From Comcast

38,000 subscribers out of service
Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available for free in the area until Friday
Providing WiFi hotspots in 33 evacuation centers

>From AT&T

Network disaster recovery teams deployed, mobile Cells On Wheels (COWs) 
being deployed

>From T-Mobile

Some cell service disrupted in California

>From Sprint

impact on customers "minimal," cable connecting cell towers was cut by the 
fire. Waiting for safety clearance from authorities to enter area to 

>From Verizon

Working to restore interrupted cell service in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and 
Mendocino counties where permitted by authorities and safe to access

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