Roughly 25 percent of the cell towers in 10 states and about a quarter of cable services in those areas were knocked out during the storm, according to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimate generated by reports from the region's telecommunications companies. Power utilities are making progress, but estimates indicate that resulting power outages affected as many as 8 million customers. Some areas could be without power for a period of days or weeks.
Here's an update on how some of the area's service providers are dealing with the aftermath of the storm:
Update: Here is Cox's service status as of Wednesday morning:
- It's "business as usual" in Hampton Roads and Roanoke, Va.
- More more than 98 percent of Cox customers in Northern Virginia have working service in Northern Virginia
- Approximately 87 percent of customers in Rhode Island have working service
- More than 95 percent of customers in Connecticut have working service
- Approximately 70 percent of Cox customers in the Cleveland-area suburbs have working service
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable