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Half of Puerto Rico's telecom towers out of action due to Irma

Monday 11 September 2017 | 10:01 CET | News
The passage of Hurricane Irma has caused major damage to Puerto Rico's telecommunications infrastructure, reports The Daily Beast, citing the president of the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Board. "Our antennas rely entirely on electricity. We cannot promise anyone that their cell phones will have coverage unless we fix the power lines first," said Sandra Torres, adding that 50 percent of the towers were currently out of service due to the lack of power. The report added that 1 million residents are currently lacking electricity due to the Category Five storm and parts of the country

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