Progress continues in restoring communications services in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael. In Florida, for example, the number of cable system and wireline subscribers out of service in the affected areas fell from 103,811 to 55,006 over the last four days. The FCC continues to closely monitor status of communications services, especially in the hardest hit areas.
There are 5.2 percent (slightly down from 5.5 percent yesterday) of cell sites reported out of service in the affected area in Florida. The information shown was provided by the signatories to the Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Agreement.
Bay County, the hardest hit area continues to see significant outages with 103 cells out of service out of 347 cell sites or just less than 30 percent. On Oct. 11, 256 cell sites out of 347 or 78 percent were reported out of service, and by Oct. 17, it had dropped to 151 cell sites or 46 percent.