Tropical Storm Hanna worked its way up the East Coast and through New England this weekend, delivering moderate wind and torrential rains, but Verizon Communications said its network held up well and did not experience any significant problems. "Hanna so far has had a minimal impact on our service delivery, causing no major outages across our serving area," said Steve Butera, director of business continuity planning and emergency planning for Verizon's telecom operations, according to a press release.
North Carolina-based FairPoint Communications, which now operates in New England after the acquisition of some former Verizon properties there, has not issued a Hanna report yet. The Boston Globe reported that Manchester, N.H., was hit especially hard by rain, and that the police station there lost its phone service.
Telcos will face yet another service availability challenge later this week when developing storm Ike could become a factor in the Gulf Coast region.
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