Super Storm Sandy Disrupts Telcos and ISPs in Several US States

Hurricane-Sandy-010Sandy, the category 1 Hurricane that was later downgraded to super storm, has caused  record destruction in northeastern states of United States. New Jersey and New York were worst hit with emergency declared in six other states due to immensely large sized Sandy that resulted into flooding and power outages for millions of home and business users.

Power outage when coupled with flooding can be a nightmare for always-on businesses. Same was the case for telecommunication service providers and data centers hosted in New York and neighborhood, which went down (and are still down) as backup generators are flooded with not much options to get them back online.

Verizon Communication, which serves many of states that came in Sandy’s path, was worst hit with at least 25 percent cell sites down due to power outages or physical damages.

Many call centers including 911 were reportedly hit by the situation.

Authorities say that storm hasn’t ended yet, since it was moving out very slowly, and disruption could get worse before getting any better. Telcos fear that their back-up power resources could dry down to cause more disruption in wire line and wireless communication services.

Estimated time for resolution for commercial electricity isn’t issued while saying that restoration could take days.

Almost every data-centers is hit either due to power outage or the communication lines. Countless Internet websites are experiencing down-times, most prominent of which are www.gawker.com and www.huffingtonpost.com.

Telecom companies said that they are still to accurately asses the amount of damage caused. An early assessment of total destruction by Sandy was valued around USD 30 Billion.


  • it is very bad for internet users

  • Imran

    WOW,

    now Miss sandy will finish all the Terrorist in one wipe.

  • VMakerHost.Com

    Our 1server and 1 vps down due to this sandy
    all other in Singapore and Germany servers fine :)

  • fksysko

    ******BREAKING NEWS******
    FBI in its latest statement says. “Taliban has owned the disasters of SANDY Hurricane”.

  • it is really bad and the worst part of it is some people on media and on social sites are saying like “It’s GOD’S anger & they ruined Iraq so they deserved it” some big heads are even trying to interwing this to that youtube issue & all that profanity but they just can’t get this into their dumb heads The Hell did the childrens do to you & what about the families we have there? & I’m not saying that they didn’t do those reprehensible acts with muslims but what makes you any better when you’re wishing the same for their kids and all? Just because some are sh!T heads their doesn’t mean we should be merry on . Why can’t we just stop sterotyping, if like that’s not making us racist. & then we muslim, when it comes to us, we get pissed when they sterotype us as terrorist . You sterotyping the whole country as death-deserving humans is fine though.
    I’ve my family there (dies) and sigh! Whatever we are all dying anyway . i just hope we don’t all die this year with the same…