Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Require More Network Restoration Than Originally Anticipated

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This fall, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc across parts of the US. According to CNN, the United States has never before had two Category 4+ hurricanes make landfall in the same year.

The effects of these natural disasters will continue to impact the residents of Florida, Texas, and several other states for many months. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida according to a preliminary estimate from Moody’s Analytics.

• Tropical Storm Harvey, for example, disrupted at least 17 emergency call centers and 320 cellular sites. According to the Federal Communications Commission, it caused outages for more than 148,000 Internet, TV, and phone customers.

• At the time of writing this article, Hurricane Irma left 13 million Florida residents without electricity. As of September 13, there were at least 7,184,909 subscribers out of service in the affected areas in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, according to the Federal Communications Commission. These are subscribers to Internet, TV, or phone service or some combination of the three.

While many providers deployed COWs, COLTS, and generators, to get their sites back online as quickly as possible, severe network damage will take a great deal of time to restore.

Sources
www.cnn.com
http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/09/10/75498/how-telecom-companies-are-using-drones-to-help-aft/
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172548956.html#storylink=cpy

ISE EXPO Update

Due to the significant impact Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had on our provider partners, the vendor community, Texas and Florida, along with other extenuating circumstances, ISE made the difficult decision to cancel ISE EXPO 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

We ask our attendees to continue to advocate for these companies and individuals as they work to help service providers restore and transform the wireline and wireless networks.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to continue your professional development journey by reading ISE magazine throughout the year. And we invite you to join us for hands-on learning in Denver, Colorado at ISE EXPO 2018.

Thank you from all of us here at ISE, your partner in network transformation, restoration, education, and everything in between.

From all of us at ISE, we wish the people of Florida, Texas, and surrounding states all the best during this time of recovery.

Thank you!

We are grateful to all of our exhibitors and speakers for your flexibility and support. Visit www.iseexpo.com for more information on each of these companies and individuals.

We ask our readers and attendees to continue to advocate for these companies and individuals as they work to help service providers restore and transform the wireline and wireless networks.

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