Verizon Wireless Services up and Running in the Panhandle. Don’t Cut the Fiber.
Verizon engineers and fiber crews have been working around the clock after unprecedented damage to our fiber infrastructure caused by the most intense storm in history to make landfall in the Panhandle. Services for our customers and first responders are back up and running today, providing wireless coverage essentially everywhere it was before Hurricane Michael hit.
“Verizon is back up and running in the Panhandle,” said Tami Erwin, Verizon Wireless executive vice president of wireless operations.
Avoid Fiber Cuts Critical to Maintaining Service
Your mobile connection requires fiber optic cables to carry the connection between a cell site and communication centers in our network that provide connectivity to other parts of the Florida panhandle and beyond. Fiber, damaged in multiple locations from the impact of Hurricane Michael, then from early debris removal and other restoral activities, is stabilizing in the area, but any new fiber cuts risk localized area outages…(Read the full story)