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One year on, Hurricane Sandy's legacy resonates with telcos, wireline service providers

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?

US Signal adds backup capabilities to its cloud hosting line

US Signal, a competitive provider serving various Midwest markets, has added a backup capability to its growing Cloud Hosting service portfolio. With its Virtual Machine (VM)-based backup service, US Signal can replicate virtual services daily and store them in a remote, geographically diverse data center that it owns and operates.

AT&T study says businesses are being proactive about security, disaster recovery

AT&T's latest business continuity study revealed that more business customers have developed a disaster recovery and business continuity plan that incorporates a mix of cloud and wireless services.

Birch waives fees for Mississippi storm victims

Birch Communications on Monday announced that it will waive service charges for its SMB and residential customers that were affected by damage from the recent storms and tornadoes in Mississippi.

CenturyLink savvisdirect unveils AppGrid cloud utility service

As more traditional telecom service providers are moving to offer cloud utility services, CenturyLink has announced its move into that segment with its new AppGrid private cloud service from its savvisdirect unit, launched last year.

Columbia Law-led coalition says NY telcos, utilities must improve disaster response plans

With many New York communities still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a coalition on Wednesday asked the state to mandate that telcos and utility companies have a sound plan in place to ensure that their critical systems are protected during storms and other environmental events.

Optical Communications Group extends fiber to NYC's 75 Broad Street

Optical Communications Group (OCG) continued to step up its Hurricane Sandy assistance efforts by extending its fiber on Tuesday to 75 Broad Street in New York City to assist voice providers residing at the facility.

Sandy's new challenges reflect resiliency of traditional and next-generation services

As the Northeast continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, critics have been quick to point out how vulnerable the communications infrastructure is to giant, unprecedented superstorms. Getting lost in the storm of "what-ifs," however, are the examples and data that showed how resilient and adaptive that infrastructure, and the people responsible for it, could be.

Verizon completes 364,000 post-storm repairs

Verizon on Wednesday said that it making progress to reconnect communications services for its consumer, business and government customers in New Jersey, Long Island, New York City and other parts of the New York metropolitan area.

Optical Communications Group offers support to NYC area providers, first responders

Optical Communications Group (OCG), a competitive fiber transport provider offering services throughout New York's five boroughs and parts of New Jersey, on Tuesday said that it kept its network running during Hurricane Sandy and is assisting area businesses and service providers with various connectivity options to help them restore or enhance their communications and backup systems.