AT&T has brought in an additional 600 technicians to help the 1,400 or so already in place to respond to Hurricane Ike in storm-ravaged parts of Texas, according to a company statement. Some wireless sites on Galveston Island and elsewhere were damaged, but the telco said that the majority were operational, and that portable sites had been moved into damaged areas as restoration continues. Other network operators in the areas made similar provisions. Meanwhile, many of AT&T's wireline network facilities are operating on battery or generator back-up power, and the telco has about 2,800 generators in operation.
- read the AT&T press release
Telcos last week organized their Hurricane Ike plans
The Telecom industry responded earlier to Hurricane Gustav