Cell Site Outages Drop in Puerto Rico

About 66% of the cell sites were down in Puerto Rico today because of Hurricane Maria, the FCC reported, although about 63% of the population was reported covered by wireless carriers due to roaming agreements. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, 55.4% of cell sites were out, including 88.9% of the sites in St. John. About 91% of the population was covered by wireless carriers. As for cable and wireline systems, at least one switch was out in Puerto Rico due to SS7 or toll isolation. The FCC also said that 62 TV stations in Puerto Rico had special temporary authority (STA) to be offline.

Courtesy TRDaily