Verizon Network Performs Well Under Hanna's Soaking

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - As of late this afternoon today (Sept. 6), Verizon's network continues to deliver service to customers from the Carolinas to New England with no significant problems.

"Hanna so far has had a minimal impact on our service delivery, causing no major outages across our serving area," said Steve Butera, director of business continuity planning and emergency planning for Verizon's telecom operations.

According to Butera, customer service reports currently are running at about the same levels as they do for typical heavy rain events. Because the storm was not a wind event, downed trees and wires, which cause most service problems, have not been a major issue today.

Verizon has repair crews scheduled to work tomorrow on service restoral.

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