September 4, 2008
USCarrier Telecom Prepares Southern US Coast Fiber Optic Network for Hurricane Hanna
USCarrier Telecom, LLC. a Southeastern wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, fiber optic transport, announced today hurricane preparedness plans for their Atlantic coast Points of Presence with a concentration in Savannah, GA.
Earlier this year, USCarrier was approved to participate in the Wireless Priority Service (WPS). WPS provides critical private sector personnel and infrastructure providers with priority wireless service during times of emergency.
In anticipation of the possible landfall of Hurricane Hanna, USCarrier has notified all Field Technician, Network Operation Center and Engineering personnel that they are on 24-hour alert mode all weekend. Ancillary personnel will be dispatched to physically drive the network to locate any potential problem areas.
The addition, the company has tested their back-up generators, sealed and sand bagged POP doors, backed-up all terminals, scheduled advance routine maintenance, notified vendors and ordered emergency equipment parts and have cable contractors prepared to deploy in the event of a crisis.
"With more than 3,400 long-haul route miles throughout Georgia and along the Southeastern coast, USCarrier Telecom is committed to delivering optimal service during an emergency to their carrier customers," said Jack Roberts, VP of Sales for USCarrier. "As a wholesale carrier we work hard with all of our industry partners to maintain the reliability of carrier network services."
About USCarrier Telecom, LLC.
USCarrier Telecom, LLC is a one-source provider of high-capacity, high-speed telecommunications bandwidth. Wholesale services include long-haul transport, metro Atlanta access, long-distance and Internet access connecting more than 40 cities in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and the Southeast. Headquartered in Atlanta, USCarrier has an operations center in Macon, GA with technicians deployed throughout the multi-state area. USCarrier has more than 3,400 route-miles of state-of-the-art fiber optic network in four states, monitored twenty-four hours, seven days a week. For more information on USCarrier and its products and services, visit the company web site at www.uscarrier.com.