Oct. 31, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Today, our wireless network in affected areas in Florida and Georgia is fully restored and operating normally. Our teams continue to move quickly to address the limited number of customers and the remaining parts of our network that have been affected by the storm. We remain committed to keeping our customers, FirstNet subscribers and public safety agencies connected with portable cell sites (COLTs) and emergency communications vehicles (ECVs) in locations throughout Florida. Recently, several AT&T executives traveled to Florida and North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence hit last month. AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, President of AT&T Technology & Operations Jeff McElfresh, and Senior Executive Vice President of Digital, Retail & Care Rasesh Patel visited with customers and employees. They say the spirit of teamwork stood out most.
AT&T’s Flying COW Deployed to Hard-Hit Mexico Beach
Oct. 17, 2018 1:25 p.m.
For the second time in less than a month, we have deployed our Flying COW (Cell on Wings) to support those affected by a natural disaster.
Our Flying COW is hovering 200 feet above the ground in Mexico Beach, providing service to customers and first responders in the surrounding area as the work to recover from Hurricane Michael continues.
The Flying COW can extend coverage farther than other temporary cell sites and is ideal for providing coverage in remote areas. We know communication is crucial during times like these and we will continue to turn to innovative solutions like this to provide service when it matters most.
Help the Red Cross respond to and help people recover from Hurricane Michael by texting “MICHAEL” to 90999 to give $10*.
Text “DISASTER” to give $10** or “DISASTER25” to give $25*** to 20222 to assist the Volunteer Florida Foundation in helping Florida’s communities recover.
**Donations will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code DISASTER; text HELP to DISASTER for help.
***A one-time donation of $25 will be added to your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code DISASTER25; text HELP to DISASTER25 for help.