With terrible tornadoes in Oklahoma fresh in our minds, AT&T is out with tips for consumers and small businesses that might soon be affected by another type of natural disaster hurricanes.
AT&T says consumers should:
Small-business hurricane tips include:
AT&T’s response capabilities are part of its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program, a system the company created in 1991 to provide the capability to rapidly respond to events that impact our network, including catastrophic acts of nature. Since that time, AT&T has invested more than $600 million in the NDR and activated it more than 20 times, including during the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Hurricane Irene in 2011, and Hurricane Sandy last year.
The NDR arsenal of equipment includes 300 technology and equipment trailers that can be quickly deployed. The Network Disaster Recovery team works closely with other AT&T response teams (e.g., power and wireless), local AT&T network personnel, regional emergency-operations centers and local response centers to restore and maintain service until permanent repairs can be made.
“Communication is critical when severe weather disrupts our day to day routines. That’s why AT&T invests an enormous amount of time and energy in our network reliability and disaster response capabilities,” said Mayo Flynt, president, AT&T Mississippi. “We know people count on their service when bad weather hits, so we work hard to ensure customers can stay connected with friends, family and neighbors by making a phone call, texting or accessing the Internet.”
AT&T standard pre-storm network preparations typically include:
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