Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy knocks out 25 percent of cell towers in 10 states

According to Julius Genahowski Hurricane Sandy has knocked out cellular towers affecting 10 states. The FCC chief believes that the towers battery back-ups have been spent and it’s possible that more will go down. The FCC recommends avoiding non-essential calls and try to use social media or email to prevent overloaded networks. Also stated during the call land line phone outages were much less severe, so if you’ve still got a landline phone it would be best to use that for now. Towers affected by Hurricane Sandy should be coming back online when power is restored to any areas impacted by the storm.