From the Wires
AT&T Making Solid Progress in Restoration Efforts for Customers
Regional Cell Site Capacity Back Up to Nearly 97 Percent - Restoration Work Continues
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 4, 2012 01:39 PM
DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T response teams continue to make good progress in restoring wireless and wireline services across areas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Across the impacted region, nearly 97 percent of our cell sites are up and running.
More than 90 percent of our cell sites across New York City including Manhattan are back in service, up from 80 percent on Thursday. We expect to make continued good progress as power and other infrastructure issues are resolved.
Additional resources continue shifting to the hardest-hit areas of New York and New Jersey as our network service has been restored to normal or near-normal operational levels in other areas, including: Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
Ongoing Restoration & Resource Deployment:
Thousands of AT&T employees are working around-the-clock to repair damage, coordinate critical logistics, care for customers, and restore service. AT&T continues using a wide- range of solutions where possible, including:
AT&T also continues working with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York by deploying generator-driven charging stations and RVs with charging capabilities for New Yorkers at local Food and Water Stations being set up throughout the five boroughs.
Additional Support of Relief Efforts:
The AT&T Foundation has provided $500,000 in grants, including a $250,000 national grant to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund, and another $250,000 in local grants.
Also, AT&T wireless customers can make a $10 donation for Hurricane Sandy relief by texting to the following non- profit organizations:
Customers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. One hundred percent of any donation will be paid to the customer's designated charity and the customer will be charged for the donation via the customer's monthly AT&T bill.
For more information on our efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, visit http://att.com/vitalconnections
About AT&T -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
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SOURCE AT&T Inc.
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