Puerto Rico: Lack of electricity threatens telephone and internet services

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Thu Oct 19 07:00:44 CST 2017

On October 18, 2017, the Puerto Rican Telecommunications Alliance warned 
the lack of utility power in the main telecommunications centers (Metro 
office park, Caparra and San Patricio) may not be sustainable soon. 
Although the telecommunication facilities are using generators, they are 
not intended for long-term, continuous use.  The generators will need 
maintenance and likely experience unscheduled failures the longer they're

While APT is avoiding identifying specific facilities or operators, this 
is the general area where several submarine cable operators and 
telecommunication providers interconnect.


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