Cell towers have stood up well to Hurricane Florence, according to statistics provided by the FCC, which provides information on cell sites out of service by county. On Sept. 18, the commission reported 6.0 percent of the cell sites out of service in the affected area (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina), down from 7.2 percent yesterday.
Not that there aren’t problem areas. North Carolina has the worst outage issues with 683 towers or 11. 8 percent. Digging deeper. Onslow, Johnson, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and Carteret counties in North Carolina have 50.7 percent, 38.3 percent, 34.4 percent, 32 percent 31.5 percent and 31.1 percent, respectively, of their cell sites out of service.
South Carolina is experiencing outages at 33 towers or .8 percent, and Georgia has one tower out of service.
Outage information is provided by the signatories to the Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Agreement as well as two additional companies who agreed to include their data in the aggregated totals.