TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: New Orleans Cable, Phone Service Spotty

New Orleans Cable, Phone Service Spotty

Michael Chance (
Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:48:10 GMT

Some flickers of progress seen

By Keith Darce
Business writer, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Telecommunications service remains spotty in New Orleans and many
suburban communities six weeks after Hurricane Katrina decimated the
underground and overhead wires that carry telephone conversations,
Internet traffic and cable television signals.

Many people returning to their homes and businesses are finding
electricity and water flowing, but no dial tone in their phones and no
picture on their screens.

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