FCC issues Puerto Rico update after worst earthquake in a century

9 Jan 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided an update on the level of telecoms access in Puerto Rico following this week’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake – reportedly the worst earthquake to strike the territory in a century. The watchdog has confirmed that 31.7% – or 860 of the island’s 2,710 cell sites – are out of action following the natural disaster, which followed a week of continuous tremors. The vast majority of affected cell sites are out of action due to power cuts, the FCC notes. In fixed line terms, cable and wireline companies have reported 258,637 subscribers out of service; this figure includes broadband, voice and pay-TV users.

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