As of yesterday, 25 percent of the nation’s cell sites were not operational, across 158 counties in 10 states. And around 25 percent are also still without broadband access. Outages will only get worse and Sandy travels across the country.
In case that quote doesn’t make it obvious, that is a lot of people without cell or Internet access.
Eliza and I feel like we’ve dodged a bullet with Sandy. We somehow managed to never lose power, cable, or Internet access through the entire storm. I’m really amazed.
I also have a much longer story to tell as Sandy became a hurricane while we were on a cruise ship traveling south in the Atlantic. But that is a story for another time.