Cellular South said this week it has started restoring wireless service in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard hit by Hurricane Katrina.
The privately held wireless provider says its network maintained a signal in some of these regions following last Monday’s storm, and never lost service in parts of Biloxi and Hattiesburg, cities that suffered major hurricane damage.
Cellular Souths Emergency Task Force so far has increased service to portions of Jackson County (Ocean Springs and Pascagoula) and Harrison County (Biloxi and Gulfport). Service to parts of Hancock County (Bay St. Louis-area) was available by Wednesday morning.
We know the last few days have been emotionally trying for hundreds of thousands, says Hu Meena, Cellular Souths president. Our technicians and engineers some who have also suffered personal losses are feverishly working to restore our network to capacity as quickly as possible.
Cellular South’s network stretches from Memphis , throughout Mississippi and along the Alabama Coast and into the Florida Panhandle.