Mobile network operator (MNO) Digicel says more customers and locations in Dominica are back on its network following extensive repair works to damage inflicted by category-five Hurricane Maria, which decimated its infrastructure. Following ‘round-the-clock’ efforts, Digicel customers in Scotts Head, Soufriere and sections of Gallion are among the most recent to once again receive voice and data services, as well as at Douglas Point which serves customers in Toucarie, Cottage, Morne Louis and sections of Tan Tan. In a press release, the MNO says it ‘continues to send additional supplies and personnel to address humanitarian needs and support the overall recovery process. The company continues to make steady progress to get the people of Dominica connected’.
In the past two weeks Digicel has successfully reconnected a number of communities including Grand Bay, Laudat (main road), Canefield East, Canefield Proper, Massacre Mahaut, Jimmit Portsmouth, Salisbury, Grand Savanne, Castle Comfort, Glasgow, Great George, Layou, Stadium, Canefield, Roseau; Layou in Hilsborough Estate and Fond Cole. Meanwhile, the restoration of Digicel sites at Morne Bruce, Portsmouth North and the Stadium has re-established service for customers in Kingshill, sections of Loubiere, Bath Estate, Louisville, sections of Newtown, Lagon, Bay St, Grange, sections of Tan, areas near the Savannah, Elmshall and Paix Bouche.