XO Communications on Thursday reported that it is continuing to assess damage to its network caused by Hurricane Sandy and is conducting recovery efforts in major East Coast cities and as far west as Ohio.
Like other area telecom providers, XO reported that massive flooding has been delaying customer repair efforts, particularly in New York City and Philadelphia.
In Manhattan, the CLEC said that it has restored power at its 111 8th Avenue site via diesel backup generators with the expectation that commercial power will be restored in the next three to four days. The CLEC said that that its 75 N. Broad Street location, which was impacted by significant flooding, it is now running on generator power.
It also reported that its 60 Hudson St. and 165 Halsey (New Jersey) sites, and others in the area, are operating via generator power.
Meanwhile, in the Philadelphia area, XO reported that a fiber cut is impacting customers. Since the fiber cut is in a rural area, it may take longer to bring back up online, since restoring power there is a "lower priority for the power company than other areas."
Finally, in Cleveland, where a state of emergency was declared due to storm damage, XO said it will "continue to focus on restoration efforts in this area as determined by State of Emergency conditions."
Overall, the service provider anticipates service restoration to be completed in a week for most of its customers.
- see XO's statement
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