Communications in Hawaii Withstands Tropical Storm Lane
Monday, August 27, 2018 | Comments

In a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Depression Lane as of Aug. 26, the FCC said the storm had minimal effect on communications. For example, 99.4 percent of the cell sites in Hawaii remain operational.

The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical depression. The report incorporates network outage data submitted by communications providers to the FCC’s Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS was activated for all counties in Hawaii. The area hit by the storm includes all five counties in the state of Hawaii: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawa, Kauai and Maui.

Thirteen public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in Hawaii are functioning normally according to the primary service provider. The PSAP at Maui County Police is reported as being rerouted without automated location information (ALI). This reroute is not because of the storm but because of renovations at the site started prior to the hurricane.

In Hawaii, 0.6 percent of cell sites are out of service.

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