AT&T to replace Hurricane Irma-damaged copper in Florida with fiber

February 8, 2018

AT&T is going to migrate its copper facilities in the Florida Keys due to severe damage caused by last September’s Hurricane Irma to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network infrastructure.

Severe flooding due to the hurricane destroyed several facilities, including buildings, utility poles, aerial cable (both electric and telecom) and street signs.

The service provider said in an FCC filing that “the storm surge caused severe flooding in surrounding low-land areas and caused damage to AT&T equipment that remained under salt water for many days.”

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