• Hurricane Maria Report
  • March 1, 2018 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC has released the Communications Status Report for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Maria. The FCC’s Disaster Information Reporting System has been activated for all counties in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but outage information is not complete. The status for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Puerto Rico and 9-1-1 Call Centers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are fully operational. Wireless Services continue to be restored with only 9.2% of cell sites out of service in Puerto Rico and 12.0% of cell sites out of service for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contrarily, cable systems and wireline remain largely unavailable because commercial power has yet to be restored. The FCC will continue to track all progress until Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands communication systems are fully restored.