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Profile: Verizon Wireless


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Morning August 29, 2005: Katrina Knocks out Telecommunications Systems in New Orleans, Gulf Coast Area      Hurricane Katrina

       Most landline and cell phone service companies report that their key telecommunications hubs in the Gulf Coast have been damaged and are virtually nonoperable. Cell phone service is spotty and long-distance callers get only signals on Monday as Hurricane Katrina knocked out key telecommunications hubs along the Gulf Coast. Sprint Nextel's long-distance switch in New Orleans fails soon after the storm hits, due to flooding and power loss. Some AT&T facilities initially run on backup generators, but many are out of service because of flooding. MCI reports that at least one fiber cable has been cut and other facilities have “some water issues.” Due to power outages, Cingular Wireless cellular can only provide service at “significantly reduced levels” in the Biloxi, and New Orleans areas. Verizon Wireless's towers are disconnected due to flooding and wire disruptions. [Associated Press, 8/29/2005]
People and organizations involved: Hurricane Katrina, Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, MCI, AT&T

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