Hurricane Maria: Summary of communication status - and lack of
sean at donelan.com
Sun Sep 24 19:28:35 UTC 2017
The ILEC, Claro, is reporting all 24 central offices in Puerto Rico are
now operating on generators, and maintaining re-fueling operations.
The CO's in the (San Juan?) metro area have voice, data and long distance
service including to the mainland.
The CO's elsewhere in Puerto Rico have only local voice service. The
offices are isolated, with no long distance or inter-office data service.
Although the CO's are operational, substantial outside plant is damaged.
Which means most subscribers do not have service. Inter-office facilities
outside the (San Juan) metro area are damaged, which means people with
service in those areas can only make local calls.
Wireless sites are still being evaluated. The Puerto Rico Transportation
Department is providing road crews to clear/rebuild roads and escort
cellular providers repair convoys to remote cell sites.
The Puerto Rican government has not re-established communications with
officials in the following municipalities: Aibonito, Jayuya, Lajas,
Mayaguez, Quebradillas, Rincón, Sabana Grande, Vieques and Villalba.
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