AT&T Prepared To Keep Customers Connected During Hurricane Season in Georgia

AT&T is committed to keep its customers connected during the upcoming hurricane season – before, during and after storms – and has one of the industry’s largest and most advanced business continuity and disaster response programs to make sure its networks stay up and running.

No one knows when the next tropical storm or hurricane will hit the coastline. But, AT&T is prepared with one of the nation’s largest and most advanced disaster programs.

It invested more than $600 million in the Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program. And an arsenal of equipment is ready for deployment, including more than 300 technology and equipment trailers that can be quickly deployed, making it one of the nation’s largest and most advanced disaster programs.

"Staying connected during severe weather events is critically important to consumers, businesses and our emergency management officials," said Bill Leahy, President of AT&T Georgia. "That’s why AT&T is investing a tremendous amount of resources in our network reliability and disaster response capabilities."

The NDR team works to make sure the right people and tools are in place and ready near the storm impact area. They work with other AT&T response teams, local AT&T network personnel, regional Emergency Operations Centers and Local Response Centers to prepare. Teams are ready to restore and maintain service if disaster strikes.

AT&T is the only telecom company to recently become re-certified under new international standards (ISO 22301) by the Department of Homeland Security for its disaster preparedness program.

AT&T conducts readiness drills and simulations year round to keep networks and our people ready to respond at a moment’s notice. NDR will complete its 75th full-field recovery exercise this year. The AT&T Global Network Operations Center monitors our networks 24/7. Since forming in 1991, the NDR has responded to more than 70 events in the US.

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